War and Children: A Reference Handbook

War and Children: A Reference Handbook

Hardback Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues

By (author) Kendra E. Dupuy, By (author) Krijn Peters

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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 204 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 25mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 19 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313362084
  • ISBN 13: 9780313362088
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 5
  • Sales rank: 1,277,852

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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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Ishmael Beah, the author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier movingly introduces the misuse and rehabilitation of young combatants in wars. Dupuy (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway) and Peters (development studies, Swansea U., UK) examine the impact of war on children, their responses and those of the world. The book includes a chronology of wars throughout history in which children have been conscripted; maps; case studies; UN resolutions and other initiatives regarding children and armed conflict; a glossary; and categorized bibliography of print and film sources." - Reference & Research Book News "Both this overall resource and its bibliography provide an excellent starting point for further research. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and higher." - Choice