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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Table of Contents:
  • Being young in Africa : the politics of despair and renewal / Jon Abbink
  • Towards a political history of youth in Muslim northern Nigeria, 1750-2000 / Murray Last
  • Imagined generations : constructing youth in revolutionary Zanzibar / G. Thomas Burgess
  • Clash of generations? Youth identity, violence and the politics of transition in Kenya, 1997-2002 / Peter Mwangi Kagwanja
  • Re-generating the nation : youth revolution and the politics of history in Côte d'Ivoire / Karel Arnaut
  • War, changing ethics and the position of youth in South Sudan / Jok Madut Jok
  • Anglophone university students and Anglophone nationalist struggles in Cameroon / Piet Konings
  • Past the Kalashnikov : youth, politics and the state in Eritrea / Sara Rich Dorman
  • From generational conflict to renewed dialogue : winning the trust of street children in Lomé, Togo / Yves Marguerat
  • Children as conflict stakeholders : towards a new discourse on young combatants / Angela McIntyre
  • Warriors, hooligans and mercenaries : failed statehood and the violence of young male pastoralists in the Horn of Africa / Simon Simonse
  • Reintegrating young ex-combatants in Sierra Leone : accommodating indigenous and wartime value systems / Krijn Peters.