Blattman Review Essay on Children and War

A review essay, “Children and War: How “Soft” Research Can Answer the Hard Questions in Political Science,” by Chris Blattman was published in the June issue of the journal Perspectives on Politics.

The essay reviews the following books: Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond. By R. Charli Carpenter. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 304p. They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers. By Romeo Dallaire. New York: Walker & Company, 2011. 320p. Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States. Edited by Scott Gates and Simon Reich. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. 352p.