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Title Child soldiers : from recruitment to reintegration / edited by Alpaslam Özerdem, Sukanya Podder.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  UB418.C45 C38 2011    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  UB418.C45 C38 2011    AVAILABLE  
Subject Child soldiers.
Child soldiers -- Rehabilitation.
Children and war.
Alt Name Özerdem, Alpaslan.
Podder, Sukanya.
Description xxi, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Long road home : conceptual debates on recruitment experiences and reintegration outcomes / Alpaslan Özerdem, Sukanya Podder -- Why do children fight? Motivations and the mode of recruitment / Scott Gates -- Child soldier recruitment in the Liberian civil wars : individual motivations and rebel group tactics / Sukanya Podder -- Group cohesion and coercive recruitment : young combatants and the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone / Krijn Peters -- Girl soldiers in Guatemala / Wenche Hauge -- Resilience amidst risks for recruitment : a case study of 'at risk' children in Colombia / Ryan Burgess -- How voluntary? The role of community in youth participation in Muslim Mindanao / Alpaslam Özerdem, Sukanya Podder -- Neither child nor soldier : contested terrains in identity, victimcy and survival / Sukanya Podder -- Identity. 'But I'm a man' : the imposition of childhood on and denial of identity and economic opportunity to Afghanistan's child soldiers / Steven A. Zyck -- Socialization and reintegration challenges : a case study of the Lord's Resistance Army / Lotte Vermeij -- Victimcy. Social navigation and power in post-conflict Sierra Leone : reflections from a former child soldier turned bike rider / Myriam Denov -- Victimcy as social navigation : from the toolbox of Liberian child soldiers / Mats Utas -- Survival. Mozambique life outcome study : how did child soldiers turn out as adults? / Neil Boothby -- Exclusion or reintegration : child soldiers in Angola / Jaremey R. McMullin -- Child soldier reintegration in Sudan : a practitioner's field experience / Patrick Halton -- Reintegration of child soldiers in Nepal : grassroots reflections / Dilli Raj Binandi, Pratisha Dewan Binadi -- Mapping child soldier reintegration outcomes : exploring the linkages / Alpaslam Özerdem, Sukanya Podder.
Summary "This volume explains the processes involved in young people's participation in civil conflict. It seeks to define the course of children's lives in war zones and highlights the connections and impacts of recruitment, socialization, training and indoctrination in rebel groups. The authors show how immersion into the fighter's world is a disjuncture in the 'normal' pre-war life of children and how this influences post conflict return and reintegration. One of the key lessons drawn is the need to undermine stereotypes and give young people a voice to articulate their compulsions, motivations and choices. Moreover, the contributors point out the importance of breaking the exclusive division between child/adult and combatant/civilian identities. While issues of recruitment have received considerable academic attention of late, this contribution is one of the first to take into account the processes and interconnections leading to a successful reintegration and transition to civilian identity"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780230241961 (hardback)
0230241964 (hardback)
OCLC # 713185468


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