"The bullets sound like music to my ears" : socialization of child soldiers within African rebel groups

L. Vermeij

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

Based on over 400 in-depth interviews with child soldiers and their commanders, this research reveals how rebel group socialization leads to allegiance among child soldiers and how this contributes to the creation of a cohesive group.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Hilhorst, Thea, Promotor
  • Gates, S.G., Co-promotor, External person
  • van der Haar, Gemma, Co-promotor
Award date20 Jan 2014
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789461737700
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • socialization
  • identity
  • children
  • soldiers
  • armed forces
  • rebellion
  • groups
  • social integration
  • war
  • conflict
  • revolution
  • africa

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