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The Outcast Majority invites policymakers, practitioners, academics, students, and others to think about three commanding contemporary issues—war, development, and youth—in new ways. The starting point is the following irony: while African youth are demographically dominant, many act as if they are members of an outcast minority. The irony directly informs young people’s lives in war-affected Africa, where differences separating the priorities of youth and those of international agencies are especially prominent.Drawing on interviews with development experts and young people, Marc Sommers shines a light on this gap and offers guidance on how to close it. He begins with a comprehensive consideration of forces that shape and propel the lives of African youth today, particularly those experiencing or emerging from war. They are contrasted with forces that influence and constrain the international development aid enterprise. The book concludes with a framework for making development policies and practices significantly more relevant and effective for youth in areas affected by African wars and other places where vast and vibrant youth populations reside.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. CHAPTER ONE. Demography and Alienation
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. CHAPTER TWO. The Wartime Template
  2. pp. 27-63
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  1. CHAPTER THREE. Moving Forward
  2. pp. 64-123
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR. The Development Response
  2. pp. 124-175
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE. Warlords and Stovepipes
  2. pp. 176-186
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  1. Chapter SIX. Toward Youth Inclusion: A Framework for Change
  2. pp. 187-200
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 201-214
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  1. References
  2. pp. 215-242
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 243-249
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820348834
Related ISBN
9780820348841
MARC Record
OCLC
930992089
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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