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The Resource War and the crisis of youth in Sierra Leone, Krijn Peters

War and the crisis of youth in Sierra Leone, Krijn Peters

Label
War and the crisis of youth in Sierra Leone
Title
War and the crisis of youth in Sierra Leone
Statement of responsibility
Krijn Peters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The armed conflict in Sierra Leone and the extreme violence of the main rebel faction - the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) - have challenged scholars and members of the international community to come up with explanations. Up to this point, though, conclusions about the nature of the war are mainly drawn from accounts of civilian victims and commentators who had access to only one side of the war. The present study addresses this currently incomplete understanding of the conflict by focusing on the direct experiences and interpretations of protagonists, paying special attention to the hitherto neglected, and often underage, cadres of the RUF. The data presented challenges the widely canvassed notion of the Sierra Leone conflict as a war motivated by 'greed, not grievance'. Rather, it points to a rural crisis expressed in terms of unresolved tensions between landowners and marginalized rural youth, further reinforced and triggered by a collapsing patrimonial state"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, Krijn
Dewey number
966.404
Index
index present
LC call number
DT516.826
LC item number
.P37 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The international African library
Series volume
41
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolutionary United Front
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Children and war
  • Youth
  • Sierra Leone
  • Rural development
  • Revolutionary United Front
  • Civil War (Sierra Leone
  • Revolutionary United Front
  • Revolutionary United Front
  • HISTORY
  • Children and war
  • Military participation
  • Rural conditions
  • Rural development
  • Social aspects
  • Youth
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Landjugend
  • Randgruppe
  • Soziale Situation
  • Kind
  • Soldat
  • Sierra Leone
Label
War and the crisis of youth in Sierra Leone, Krijn Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-268) 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
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Tongo in a Time of War -- Three Explanations of the Conflict -- 'New Barbarism, or 'the Apocalyptic View -- Greed, Not Grievance -- State Collapse and a Pent-Up Rebellion of Youth -- Defining the Problem and the Solution -- Chapter Overview -- 1 Voices from the Battlefield: Ex-Combatants' Views on Root Causes of the War and Their Reasons for Participation -- Introduction -- RUF Ex-Combatants -- SLA/AFRC Ex-Combatants -- CDF/Kamajoisia Ex-Combatants -- Discussion -- 2 The Socio-Economic Crisis of Rural Youth -- Introduction -- The Making and Collapse of the State in Sierra Leone -- Slaves and Ex-Slaves -- From Crown Colony to Protectorate -- Political Parties Emerge -- Patrimonial Politics Takes Shape -- APC Oppression -- An Economic Tragedy -- The Patrimonial System Collapses -- The Making and Functioning of Rural Societies in Sierra Leone -- Settler Patterns -- Primitive Accumulation and Domestic Slavery -- Elite Control over Means of Production and Reproduction -- Neither Citizens Nor Subjects: The Political Marginalisation of Youth -- Survival Strategies for Marginalised Youth -- Discussion -- 3 Conflict in Sierra Leone and Recruits to the War -- The Beginning -- Youth in Power -- The Kamajoisia -- And Another Coup -- Towards Final Peace -- 4 The World of the RUF -- Introduction -- Strategies of Bonding -- Conscription -- Loyalty through Punishment and Rewards -- Loyalty through Isolation -- Loyalty to the Leader -- Loyalty through Socialisation -- Meritocratic Principles -- The Interior World of the RUF -- The Bush Camps -- The 'Green Revolution -- Farming in the 'Liberated Zones -- Mining Under the RUF -- Free Education and Health Care -- Rules and Regulations in the RUF -- The RUF's Ideology: 'Drastic Fundamental Change? -- Military and Ideology Training in the RUF -- Mechanisms in the RUF to Monitor the Behaviour of its Fighters and Civilians -- The 'People's Court: Punishment in the RUF -- 5 Malfunctions and Atrocities -- Introduction -- The Erosion of RUF Ideology -- External Factors -- The Liberian Special Forces (19912) -- The Rise of Hunter-Based Civil Defence (19945) -- The AFRC (19979) -- Internal Factors -- Failing Reporting Mechanisms -- Bodyguards -- Native and Non-Native Rebels -- Unpunished Ruthlessness -- Meritocracy and Age -- Liberated Areas and Frontlines -- Terror as Performance: How the RUF Prepared for Battle -- Conclusion -- 6 Cultivating Peace: RUF Ex-Combatants Involvement in Post-War Agricultural Projects -- Introduction -- The Projects -- GTZ Tongo -- NADA Blama -- BANSAL Robol Junction -- RADO Makeni -- KADO Makeni -- Discussion -- 7 Footpaths to Reintegration? Agrarian Solutions for the Reintegration of Ex-Combatants -- A Crisis Denied -- Making Agricultural Packages Central -- The Need for Agricultural Training Projects -- Individual and Collective Farming Opportunities -- Access to Land and Labour -- Towards a New Approach to Agricultural Training -- 8 Conclusion: The RUF as a Rural Underclass Project -- Introduction -- T$
Control code
706505344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 274 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511861109
Lccn
2010031682
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613012012
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)706505344
Label
War and the crisis of youth in Sierra Leone, Krijn Peters
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-268) 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
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Tongo in a Time of War -- Three Explanations of the Conflict -- 'New Barbarism, or 'the Apocalyptic View -- Greed, Not Grievance -- State Collapse and a Pent-Up Rebellion of Youth -- Defining the Problem and the Solution -- Chapter Overview -- 1 Voices from the Battlefield: Ex-Combatants' Views on Root Causes of the War and Their Reasons for Participation -- Introduction -- RUF Ex-Combatants -- SLA/AFRC Ex-Combatants -- CDF/Kamajoisia Ex-Combatants -- Discussion -- 2 The Socio-Economic Crisis of Rural Youth -- Introduction -- The Making and Collapse of the State in Sierra Leone -- Slaves and Ex-Slaves -- From Crown Colony to Protectorate -- Political Parties Emerge -- Patrimonial Politics Takes Shape -- APC Oppression -- An Economic Tragedy -- The Patrimonial System Collapses -- The Making and Functioning of Rural Societies in Sierra Leone -- Settler Patterns -- Primitive Accumulation and Domestic Slavery -- Elite Control over Means of Production and Reproduction -- Neither Citizens Nor Subjects: The Political Marginalisation of Youth -- Survival Strategies for Marginalised Youth -- Discussion -- 3 Conflict in Sierra Leone and Recruits to the War -- The Beginning -- Youth in Power -- The Kamajoisia -- And Another Coup -- Towards Final Peace -- 4 The World of the RUF -- Introduction -- Strategies of Bonding -- Conscription -- Loyalty through Punishment and Rewards -- Loyalty through Isolation -- Loyalty to the Leader -- Loyalty through Socialisation -- Meritocratic Principles -- The Interior World of the RUF -- The Bush Camps -- The 'Green Revolution -- Farming in the 'Liberated Zones -- Mining Under the RUF -- Free Education and Health Care -- Rules and Regulations in the RUF -- The RUF's Ideology: 'Drastic Fundamental Change? -- Military and Ideology Training in the RUF -- Mechanisms in the RUF to Monitor the Behaviour of its Fighters and Civilians -- The 'People's Court: Punishment in the RUF -- 5 Malfunctions and Atrocities -- Introduction -- The Erosion of RUF Ideology -- External Factors -- The Liberian Special Forces (19912) -- The Rise of Hunter-Based Civil Defence (19945) -- The AFRC (19979) -- Internal Factors -- Failing Reporting Mechanisms -- Bodyguards -- Native and Non-Native Rebels -- Unpunished Ruthlessness -- Meritocracy and Age -- Liberated Areas and Frontlines -- Terror as Performance: How the RUF Prepared for Battle -- Conclusion -- 6 Cultivating Peace: RUF Ex-Combatants Involvement in Post-War Agricultural Projects -- Introduction -- The Projects -- GTZ Tongo -- NADA Blama -- BANSAL Robol Junction -- RADO Makeni -- KADO Makeni -- Discussion -- 7 Footpaths to Reintegration? Agrarian Solutions for the Reintegration of Ex-Combatants -- A Crisis Denied -- Making Agricultural Packages Central -- The Need for Agricultural Training Projects -- Individual and Collective Farming Opportunities -- Access to Land and Labour -- Towards a New Approach to Agricultural Training -- 8 Conclusion: The RUF as a Rural Underclass Project -- Introduction -- T$
Control code
706505344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 274 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511861109
Lccn
2010031682
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613012012
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)706505344

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