Articles by John Wall

May 5, 2023

🦋 Why democracies need children’s suffrage

John Wall
One of the most marginalised groups in contemporary democracies is the third of the world’s population who are children under 18 years of age. John Wall argues that responding to democratic decline in our time must include giving all children the right to vote
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John Wall
Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Childhood Studies, Rutgers University Camden / Director of the Childism Institute / Co-Director of the Children’s Voting Colloquium

The focus of John's research is political philosophy, which he explores in relation to children’s rights, poststructuralist phenomenology, religion, and questions of childism, feminism, and decolonialism.

He is currently working on two projects: an edited volume on theories of childism and a book on political aesthetics.

Give Children the Vote On Democratizing Democracy John Wall

Give Children the Vote: On Democratizing Democracy
Bloomsbury, 2021

Exploring Children's Suffrage John Wall

Exploring Children’s Suffrage: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ageless Voting
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Theories in Childhood Studies

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Theories in Childhood Studies
Bloomsbury, 2023

He tweets @ProfJohnWall

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