Schoolchildren as Propaganda Tools in the War on Terror

Violating the Rights of Afghani Children under International Law

Authors: Grover, Sonja C.

  • Fills an important gap in both children’s human rights and international law literature
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of the rights rhetoric surrounding the issue of education in States undergoing conflict or terror campaigns and explores how that rhetoric may in fact work against children’s best interests as well as their basic right to security
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This book explores in what ways both sides involved in the so-called war on terror are using schoolchildren as propaganda tools while putting the children's security at grave risk. The book explores how terrorists use attacks on education to attempt to destabilize the government while the government and the international aid community use increases in school attendance as an ostensible index of largely illusory progress in the overall security situation and in development. The book challenges the notion that unoccupied civilian schools are not entitled under the law of armed conflict to a high standard of protection which prohibits their use for military purposes. Also examined are the potential violations of international law that can occur when government and education aid workers encourage and facilitate school attendance, as they do, in areas within conflict-affected states such as Afghanistan where security for education is inadequate and the risk of terror attacks on education high.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 3-20

  • Paradoxes Resulting from the Militarization of Education Aid

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 21-56

  • Schooling as Counter-Terrorist Strategy

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 59-94

  • Analysis of UN and NGO Rights Rhetoric in Addressing Terror Attacks on Education: The Implications for Schoolchildren’s Security Interests

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 95-136

  • International Humanitarian Law and the Protection of Education in Conflict-Affected States

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 139-220

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-44827-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schoolchildren as Propaganda Tools in the War on Terror
Book Subtitle
Violating the Rights of Afghani Children under International Law
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17900-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17900-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17899-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44827-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 279
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