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作者 Tynes, Robert, author
書名 Tools of war, tools of state : when children become soldiers / Robert Tynes
出版項 Albany : State University of New York Press, [2018]
國際標準書號 9781438471990 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781438472003 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  UB418.C45 T96 2018    在架上    30610020590527
說明 xii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 SUNY series, James N. Rosenau series in global politics
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-258) and index
"Despite the supposed taboo against the practice, many governments, rebels, and terrorists use children in war. Boys and girls are spying and killing for political causes. Tools of War, Tools of State: When Children Become Soldiers reveals the complexity of the problem of child soldiers, demonstrating that the modern use of children in war is a tactical innovation. Author Robert Tynes discusses how boys and girls on the battlefield bolster troop size, create moral dilemmas, and deepen the level of fear. As such, children with guns represent another advancement on the modern battlefield. In addition, he reveals how the practice has also become an essential component for fighting groups, such as ISIS and al-Shabaab, in their state-making projects. Tools of War, Tools of State utilizes statistical methods to analyze conflicts from 1987-2007, showing how widespread the use of children in battle is, and discusses the theory that such is tactically advantageous. In addition, historical analysis reveals how child soldiering developed out of Mao's protracted war theory and the militarization of youth during the twentieth century. Included is a case study of the civil war in Sierra Leone which details the brutality involved when children are forced to fight. In sum, Tools of War, Tools of State offers the one of the most comprehensive models to-date for why fighting forces would dare use children in their ranks"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Child soldiers
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