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Wood, Reed M.

Female Fighters

Why Rebel Groups Recruit Women for War

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

    30,95 € / $34.99 / £27.50*

    eBook (PDF)
    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    August 2019
    ISBN
    978-0-231-55009-3
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Female Fighters explains why some rebel groups deploy women in combat while others exclude women from their ranks, and the strategic implication of this decision. Examining a vast original dataset on female fighters in over 250 organizations, Reed M. Wood argues rebel groups can gain considerable strategic advances by including women fighters.

    Details

    25 figures
    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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    Reed M. Wood is associate professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University.

    Reviews

    Kyle Beardsley, coauthor of Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping Women, Peace, and Security in Post-Conflict States:
    Wood provides a definitive account of the inclusion of women in armed rebellion. Building on Wood's work with Jakana Thomas, this book looks at the adoption of women into rebel forces, the various ways rebel elites have done this, and the motivation to include or exclude women. The analysis is rich in its establishment of clear, yet novel, expectations based on firm theoretical foundations.

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