Vanguard or vandals : youth, politics, and conflict in Africa /

This book contains a range of original studies on one of the major challenges in Africa today: the controversial role of youth in politics, conflict and rebellious movements. The issue is not only the drafting of child soldiers into insurgent armies or predatory militias, as in Somalia, Sierra Leone...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Abbink, J., Kessel, Ineke van.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
Series:African dynamics ; 4.
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Summary:This book contains a range of original studies on one of the major challenges in Africa today: the controversial role of youth in politics, conflict and rebellious movements. The issue is not only the drafting of child soldiers into insurgent armies or predatory militias, as in Somalia, Sierra Leone or Congo, but, more generally, that of the problematic insertion of large numbers of young people in the socio-economic and political order of post-colonial Africa. Even educated youths are being confronted with a lack of opportunities, blocked social mobility, and despair about the future. African.
Item Description:Based on an African Studies Centre conference held in Leiden in April 2003.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 300 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781429455022
1429455020
1433707047
9781433707049
1280867647
9781280867644
9786610867646
661086764X
9047407008
9789047407003
ISSN:1568-1777 ;
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