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Published: 01 October 2015

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190239725

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Rebels in a Rotten State

Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Kieran Mitton

  • Draws on oral testimony from rebel commanders in this war-scarred country
  • Offers a fresh analysis of the role of exemplary violence and its psychological impact
  • Uses Sierra Leone as a case study in our understanding of the brutal nature of modern conflict
  • Considers the role emotions such as shame and disgust play in facilitating a climate of extreme brutality

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