What Is a Child? Concepts of Children’s Ontological Status in the German Political Debate about Children’s Constitutional Rights
My work analyses the political debates about children's constitutional rights an tries to show a historical development in the discourses on children and childhood as well as their status as family members. The material consists of minutes of the debates in the German Parliament and other written documents in the context of these debates. Concluding these discourses I discuss several Options of anchoring children's rights in the German constitution and the differing consequences.