Sgritta, Giovanni B. (1997). Inconsistencies. Childhood, 4(4)
This article maintains that the iniquities and the discriminations towards children not only did not end in the year in which the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child was acclaimed as a new sign of civilization and progress, but that they have actually increased. The present condition of childhood in different countries of the ex-Communist bloc and the western world, with particular reference to the levels of well-being and poverty, is examined. Finally, the last part of the article attempts to understand the events that have marked the reforms of these last decades in the light of liberal ideology and theory.
Sgritta, Giovanni B.