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Child Soldiers

Susan C. Mapp

in Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195339710
eISBN:
9780199863686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Reasons for the use of children in conflict are examined together with international protocols against their use including the Optional Protocol to the CRC and the Cape Town Principles. There are ... More


Babes in grey: Children in the regular army

Olga Kucherenko

in Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199585557
eISBN:
9780191725043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585557.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This is a case study of child-volunteers ‘adopted’ by the regular forces. It traces the children's motivations, the means with which they negotiated their way to the front, their routine experiences, ... More


Defining Soldiers

Megan H. Mackenzie

in Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security, and Post-Conflict Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814761373
eISBN:
9780814771259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814761373.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the lack of recognition for female soldiers in Sierra Leone. Despite ample evidence that females participated in the conflict, policy makers in Sierra Leone largely refused to ... More


Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security, and Post-Conflict Development

Megan H. MacKenzie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814761373
eISBN:
9780814771259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814761373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The eleven-year civil war in Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002 was incomprehensibly brutal—it is estimated that half of all female refugees were raped and many thousands were killed. While the publicity ... More


Introduction: Conjugal Order and Insecurity Post-Conflict

Megan H. Mackenzie

in Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security, and Post-Conflict Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814761373
eISBN:
9780814771259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814761373.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter argues that female soldiers are perhaps one of the most underrepresented categories of “war-affected” citizens. In Sierra Leone—the book's case example—stories of conflict, ... More


Empowerment Boom or Bust?: Assessing Women’s Post–Armed Conflict Empowerment Initiatives

Megan H. Mackenzie

in Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security, and Post-Conflict Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814761373
eISBN:
9780814771259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814761373.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents the ways in which empowerment is used by development and aid agencies, focusing on the reintegration programs for female soldiers of Sierra Leone as a case study. Neoliberal ... More


The Future of Cohesion

Anthony King

in Frontline: Combat and Cohesion in Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719663
eISBN:
9780191788680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719663.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the main conclusions of the book. It argues that the evidence from recent operations suggest the appearance of a new kind of professional cohesion. However, the chapter argues ... More


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Bonnie Mann

in Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981649
eISBN:
9780199355020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981649.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The soldier’s language is replete with names for body parts: dick, balls, boobs (breasts), etc. Continuing an analysis of Kayla Williams’ memoir from her Iraq deployment the author asks what the ... More


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