Child Soldiers: From Recruitment To Reintegration

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

EditorAlpaslan Özerdem

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This book examines the complex and under-researched relationship between recruitment experiences and reintegration outcomes for child soldiers. It looks at time spent in the group, issues of cohesion, identification, affiliation, membership and the post demobilization experience of return, and resettlement.

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This book examines the complex and under-researched relationship between recruitment experiences and reintegration outcomes for child soldiers. It looks at time spent in the group, issues of cohesion, identification, affiliation, membership and the post demobilization experience of return, and resettlement.

ALPASLAN ÖZERDEM is Professor and Chair in Peacebuilding at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University, UK. He has extensive field research experience and specializes in the politics of humanitarian interventions, disaster response, security sector reform, reintegration of former combatants and post-conflict ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.81 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230241964

ISBN - 13:9780230241961

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Table of Contents

PART I
The Long Road Home: Conceptual Debates on Recruitment Experiences and Reintegration Outcomes; A.Özerdem & S.Podder
PART II
Why Do Children Fight? Motivations and the Mode of Recruitment; S.Gates
Child Soldier Recruitment in the Liberian Civil Wars: Individual Motivations and Rebel Group Tactics; S.Podder
Group Cohesion and Coercive Recruitment: Young combatants and the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone; K.Peters
Girl Soldiers in Guatemala; W.Hauge
Resilience Amidst Risks for Recruitment: A Case Study of 'At Risk' Children in Colombia; R.Burgess
How Voluntary: Community and Youth Participation in Muslim Mindanao; A. Özerdem & S.Podder
PART III
Neither Child nor Soldier: Contested Terrains in Identity, Victimcy and Survival; S.Podder
But I Am a Man! Imposition of Childhood and Denial of Identity, Economic Opportunity for Youth Combatants in Afghanistan; S.Zyck
In Group Socialization and Reintegration Challenges: A Study of the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda; L.Vermeij
Social Navigation and Power in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone: Reflections from a Former Child Soldier Turned Bike Rider; M.Denov
Victimcy as Social Navigation: From the Toolbox of a Liberian Child Soldier; M.Utas
Mozambique Life Outcome Study: How Did Child Soldiers Turn-Out as Adults?; N.Boothby
Exclusion and Survival: Reintegration of Child Soldiers in Angola; J.McMullin
PART IV
Child Soldier Reintegration in Sudan: A Practitioner's Field Experience; P.Halton
Reintegration of Child Soldiers in Nepal: Grassroots Reflections; D.Raj & P.Dewan Binadi
PART V
Mapping Child Soldier Reintegration Outcomes: Exploring the Linkages; A.Özerdem & S.Podder