Conclusion: Children and human security

Scott Gates, Simon Reich

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Children have always been part of war, yet they constitute an understudied dimension of human security. In this regard, our volume contributes to the shift in focus away from traditional notions of national defense toward what former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan described as "the protection of communities and individuals from internal violence" (Human Security Center 2005). Focusing on children in armed conflict clearly enlightens us about an important aspect of human security. Given the inherent vulnerability of children, such attention is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChild Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States
PublisherUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)082296029X, 9780822960294
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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