War and Children

War and Children : A Reference Handbook

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A comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of how children and young people are affected by and respond to situations of armed conflict and postwar reconstruction. * Includes biographical profiles of real young people caught up in war and postwar reconstruction * Offers an annotated bibliography of key works, plus chapter-by-chapter links to further reading

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Product details

  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 5
  • 0313362084
  • 9780313362088
  • 1,461,960

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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

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About Krijn Peters

Kendra E. Dupuy is a researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway (PRIO). Krijn Peters is lecturer at the Centre for Development Studies, Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

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