Jones, Michelle

Start date:
October 2011
Research Topic:
Strategic and psychological effects of the use of children as weapons of war and their impact on the conduct of British troops on operations
Research Supervisor:
Dr Christian Enemark and Dr Huw Bennett
Supervising school:
Department of International Politics,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

British soldiers are increasingly being deployed to areas where the need to operate amongst the population is inevitable. The use of children as weapons in warfare is increasingly being resorted to by enemy forces to play on the Western concept and ideals of childhood, thus creating a significant impact both strategically and psychologically on British military personnel.