1. Introduction: Individual Drivers of Collective Violence and the Dynamics of Armed Groups
Part I. Joining Insurgencies: Contexts, Beliefs and Agency
2. Militarized Youth in Western Côte d’Ivoire: Who Are They? Why Did They Fight?
Magali Chelpi-den Hamer
3. Political Cultures and Tuareg Mobilizations: Rebels of Niger, from Kaocen to the Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice
4. The Mobilization of Children: What’s the Difference?
5. Gendered Patterns of Mobilization and Recruitment for Political Violence, Experiences from Three Latin American Countries
Luisa Maria Dietrich Ortega
6. Have Gun, Will Travel: Interpreting the Trajectories of Female Irregular Combatants
7. Engendering Armed Militancy in Kashmir: Women as Perpetrators of Violence
8. Recruitment into Armed Groups in Colombia: A Survey of Demobilized Fighters
Ana M. Arjona, Stathis N. Kalyvas
Part II. The Dynamics of Insurgent Groups
9. The Dilemmas of Recruitment: The Colombian Case
Francisco Gutierrez Sanin
10. Religion versus Ethnicity as a Source of Mobilization: Are There Differences?
11. The Politics of Counter-insurgency: How Did the Young Patriots Emerge in Côte d’Ivoire?
12. Circumstantial Alliances and Loose Loyalties in Rebellion Making: The Case of Tuareg Insurgency in Northern Niger (2007–2009)
13. Concluding Remarks