Children and Global Conflict

Children and Global Conflict

  • £43.99

Kim Huynh
Cambridge University Press, 4/9/2015
EAN 9781107626980, ISBN10: 1107626986

Paperback, 354 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

Over one billion people under the age of eighteen live in territories affected by armed conflict. Despite this, scholars and practitioners often lack a comprehensive knowledge of how children both struggle within and shape conflict zones. Children and Global Conflict provides this understanding with a view to enhancing the prospects of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. This book presents key ideas and issues relating to children's experiences of war, international relations and international law. The authors explore the political, conceptual and moral debates around children in these contexts and offer examples and solutions based on case studies of child soldiers from Vietnam, child forced migrants in Australia, young peace-builders in post-conflict zones, youth in the international justice system, and child advocates across South Asia and the Middle East.

why children matter to global conflict
1. Children and armed conflict
mapping the terrain, 2. Children and agency
care-takers, free-rangers and everyday life
3. Children and international relations
creating spaces for children
4. The rights of the child
political history, practices and protection
5. Child soldiers
causes, solutions and cultures
6. Child forced migrants
biopolitics, autonomy and ambivalence
7. Children and peacebuilding
propagating peace
8. Children and justice
past crimes, healing and the future
9. Who speaks for children
advocacy, activism and resistance