ONE World Series, Vol. 24

Youth in violent life circumstances

Ways out of the 'vicious circle' of violence

 Sabine Kurtenbach, Rüdiger Blumör, Sebastian Huhn (ed.)

Baden-Baden 2010; pp 239; 19.90 €; paperback
ISBN 978-3-8329-5682-0

- only published in German -

Youth violence is an essential subject of public debate also in many developing societies. Stereotypes dealing with victim-perpetrator-relations are often dominating the discourse. Consequences of violent adolescence, on the other hand, are rarely being addressed. And yet, this is considered to be one of the main risk factors for violent behaviour among youth. However, there is no automatism: not every ex-combatant will at the end of a conflict become a member of a gang and not every young thug joins a militant group. Violent behaviour is one of many options for action available to young people. Therefore it is crucial to ask which are the factors that allow recruitment of young people for a violent lifestyle, which are the factors to prevent this and finally how can the capacity of resilience be strengthened among young people.

The ONE World Volume 24 of the Development and Peace Foundation analyses causes and forms of mobilisation of young people to revert to violence. It describes the psychological and social repercussions for youth growing up in violent life circumstances and specifies factors that perpetuate violent behaviour. Finally, the volume shows possible ways out of those ‘vicious circles’ of violent behaviour among young people.

For the ONE World Volume 24, Dr Sabine Kurtenbach, Dr Rüdiger Blumör and Sebastian Huhn have succeeded in assembling a number of international experts, who approach the subject from various academic, practical and regional perspectives.

Volume 24 in the ONE World Series (only published in German) can be ordered directly from the Development and Peace Foundation or from the publisher Nomos Verlag.

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