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By Alpaslan Özerdem, Sukanya Podder

This ebook examines the advanced and under-researched dating among recruitment studies and reintegration results for baby squaddies. It seems to be at time spent within the crew, problems with solidarity, id, association, club and the put up demobilization event of go back, and resettlement.

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Alpaslan Özerdem and Sukanya Podder 11 In Part II, the chapters are organized as follows. Gates provides an overarching theoretical framework within which to locate the different precipitants, motivations and contextual specificities of child recruitment and participation in civil conflict. Podder examines the dynamics of child recruitment in the Liberian civil wars from the dual prism of individual motivations and rebel group tactics. Podder’s analysis suggests that recruitment in Liberia as in every context was a product of overarching structural conditions, amidst pressures of displacement, homelessness and familial separation and loss, which created challenges for physical survival.

Such unconventional tactics involve small groups of combatants engaged in ambushes, raids and sabotage. Soldiers rarely face each other in combat. Such tactics minimize the difference between an adult and a child soldier. Indeed, the type of war for which children tend to be recruited typifies the wars of today – ‘a stalemated guerrilla war confined to a rural periphery of a low-income, post-colonial state’ (Fearon, 2005). Very little systematic cross-national data on child soldiers have been collected.

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