War and Children: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Social Science - 204 pages
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"War and Children: A Reference Handbook" looks at one of the most wrenching aspects of armed conflict, ranging across the globe to examine the different ways armed conflict and postwar reconstructions affect children and young people, and how they have responded to both war and efforts to alleviate war's destruction.

While war has always affected children, the nature of that impact has changed in the last half-century. Civil conflicts break out in mostly poor, developing countries with large populations of young people, and combatants are less hesitant to turn civilian areas into battlegrounds. "War and Children" explores these phenomena by focusing primarily on recent conflicts worldwide, with case studies dramatizing important issues and controversies--including the considerable number of children soldiers throughout the world.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
19
Chapter 3
54
Chapter 4
76
Chapter 5
100
Chapter 6
132
Appendix I
149
Appendix II
161
Chronology
181
Glossary
185
Annotated Bibliography
193
Index
197
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About the author (2010)

Krijn Peters, a rural development sociologist by background, is a lecturer in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University, Wales. He specializes in armed conflict and post-war reconstruction, focusing primarily on the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of child soldiers and youthful combatants. Dr Peters is the co-author of War and Children (2009) and a Visiting Fellow at VU University, Amsterdam.

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