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The Resource Tools of war, tools of state : when children become soldiers, Robert Tynes, State University of New York

Tools of war, tools of state : when children become soldiers, Robert Tynes, State University of New York

Label
Tools of war, tools of state : when children become soldiers
Title
Tools of war, tools of state
Title remainder
when children become soldiers
Statement of responsibility
Robert Tynes, State University of New York
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tynes, Robert
Dewey number
355.0083
Index
index present
LC call number
UB418.C45
LC item number
T96 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
Series statement
SUNY series, James N. Rosenau series in global politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child soldiers
  • Children and war
  • Tactics
  • Tactics
  • Child soldiers
  • Children and war
  • Military art and science
  • War
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Child soldiers
  • Children and war
  • Tactics
  • War
  • Sierra Leone
Label
Tools of war, tools of state : when children become soldiers, Robert Tynes, State University of New York
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why use children in war? -- A shifting norm -- The spread of a tactic -- A global view of tactical need -- Ground-level dynamics and the case of Sierrra Leone -- Tools of state-building -- Strategies of prevention, compellence and protection
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1049171753
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781438472003
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1049171753
Label
Tools of war, tools of state : when children become soldiers, Robert Tynes, State University of New York
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why use children in war? -- A shifting norm -- The spread of a tactic -- A global view of tactical need -- Ground-level dynamics and the case of Sierrra Leone -- Tools of state-building -- Strategies of prevention, compellence and protection
Control code
1049171753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781438472003
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1049171753

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