This paper argues that making children central to development and social analysis requires a person-centred rather than category-centred approach, which recognises the fundamental importance of relationship to people's actions, entitlements and well-being.
A preprint version of this paper is also appended.
White, S. Being, becoming and relationship: conceptual challenges of a child rights approach in development. Journal of International Development (2002) 14 (8) 1095-1104. [DOI: 10.1002/jid.950]