ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Norwegian Child Services: A Tale of Ethnocentric Hegemony

The dominant child policy paradigm conceives children as uncritical, passive and vulnerable beings, who must be subject to the state's care, power and domination. Through the example of the Norwegian Child Welfare Services, this article identifies the underlying political and ideological agendas of the child protection industry. It also argues that western child protection policies often act as instruments of oppression to forcibly assimilate immigrants, especially from the East.

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