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Current global estimates of children engaged in warfare range from 200,000 to 300,000. Children's roles in conflict range from armed and active participants to spies, cooks, messengers, and sex slaves. "Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States" examines the factors that contribute to the use of children in war, the effects of war upon children, and the perpetual cycle of warfare that engulfs many of the world's poorest nations. The contributors seek to eliminate myths of historic or culture-based violence, and instead ...

Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States 2010, University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN-13: 9780822960294

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