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Who's Afraid of Children? : Children, Conflict and International Relations, Paperback / softback Book

Who's Afraid of Children? : Children, Conflict and International Relations Paperback / softback

Part of the Ethics and Global Politics series

Paperback / softback


Brocklehurst's impressive work breaks new ground in normative international political theory.

It develops a new theoretical framework which exposes how children are present in international relations and security practices using an empirical and comparative assessment of the role of children and youth in a range of conflicts including Nazi Germany, Mozambique, South Africa, Northern Ireland, the Cold War and the British Empire.

The author argues powerfully that concepts of children are partial and 'contained' through their construction as non-political. Global in scope, this book is a timely and important contribution given the growing visibility of children in international relations evident after September 11.

The political and ethical question at the heart of this book is: will international relations dare to catch up?


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