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Adolescents and WarHow Youth Deal with Political Violence$
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Brian K Barber

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195343359

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343359.001.0001

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The Effects of Wartime Violence on Young Bosnians’ Postwar Behaviors

The Effects of Wartime Violence on Young Bosnians’ Postwar Behaviors

Policy Contours for the Reconstruction Period

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(p.177) Chapter 8 The Effects of Wartime Violence on Young Bosnians’ Postwar Behaviors
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Adolescents and War
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Robert J. McCouch

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343359.003.0008

Given that there has been very little explicit attention to policy concerns in the research literatures on youth and political violence, this chapter uses a policy lens to focus on existing empirical data in an attempt to understand the relationship between young Bosnians' wartime experiences and their post-conflict behaviors. It also documents some of the socioemotional or psychosocial characteristics whereby the effect of violence exposure was transmitted to these negative outcomes. Important policy implications are evident.

Keywords:   children, youth, adolescents, Bosnia, war, political violence, coping, reconstruction

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