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Adolescents and War: How Youth Deal with Political Violence

Brian K Barber


Hundreds of thousands of children are forced or legally recruited combatants in no fewer than 70 warring parties across the world. In addition to these child soldiers, thousands of youth voluntarily participate in politically related conflict. Why, how, and in what capacities are such large numbers of teenagers involved in war, and how are they affected? This book brings together world experts in an evidence-based volume to thoroughly understand and document the intricacies of youth who have had substantial involvement in political violence. Contributors argue that the assumption that youth ar ... More

Keywords: children, youth, adolescents, child soldiers, war, political violence

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195343359
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343359.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian K Barber, editor

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Chapter 5 Youth Soldiering

Michael Wessells, and Kathleen Kostelny

Chapter 6 Young People’s Perceptions of Political Violence

Orla Muldoon, Clare Cassidy, and Nichola McCullough

Chapter 7 Measuring Adolescent Perceived Support Amidst War and Disaster

Christopher M. Layne, Jared S. Warren, Sterling Hilton, Dahai Lin, Alma Pašalić, John Fulton, Hafiza Pašalić, Ranka Katalinski, and Robert S. Pynoos

Chapter 10 Mozambican Child Soldier Life Outcome Study

Neil Boothby, Jennifer Crawford, and Agostinho Mamade

Chapter 11 Tasting the World

Stevan Weine, Alma Klebic, Adana Celik, and Mirela Bicic

Part IV Conclusion

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