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Liam Shields

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780748691869

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691869.001.0001

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A Good Enough Upbringing

A Good Enough Upbringing

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(p.121) 5 A Good Enough Upbringing
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Just Enough
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Liam Shields

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691869.003.0005

This chapter defends a sufficientarian approach to parental rights, arguing for a particular account of the good enough upbringing, which should be a condition of holding parental rights that takes into account both the interests of the child and the parent. The chapter discusses views abuse or neglect the child’s best interests as conditions attached to parental rights concluding that neither are satisfactory. The chapter argues that parental rights are conditional on not being excessively worse than the best available parent, where excess is determine by the importance of a better upbringing to the child. The chapter discusses this view in relation to practical guidelines used to determine parental rights.

Keywords:   Abuse and Neglect, Parents’ Rights, Best Interests, Child Centered, Children’s Rights

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