Children and Violence: Politics of Conflict in South Asia

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    Abstract

    Children's diverse experiences during periods of conflict, post-conflict and peacetime reveal that their roles in society and political communities are complex. Based on this premise, this book suggests that understanding children's roles involves a critical analysis of where the child is situated within her/his family, within socio-political networks and within the state. Through examining various case studies in South Asia, a region that is marked as much by its homogeneity as by its immense diversity, the book observes that significant tensions exist between universal and local approaches to childhood. It reflects how the development of international and national discourses on children's rights and protection is relevant to children's everyday lives in situations of conflict. The first in-depth study on children and violence in South Asia, offering detailed analysis of political, economic and social crises in South Asian countries Includes insights from academics, activists and policymakers, making the book relevant for various sectors working on children's issues
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew Dehli
    PublisherCambridge University Press India
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781107117242
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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