Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border

Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures

  • Kai Chen

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)

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From comparative perspective, this book explores the dynamics of child soldiering on the Myanmar-China border (i.e., Kachin and Shan States of Myanmar). At the same time, this book examines the structural factors and specific relationships between child soldiers, which have impacts on child soldiering. This book reveals that Myanmar has limited power to reduce child soldiering on the Myanmar-China border, and there is no optimal solution for reducing child soldiering in the near future. Instead, the book introduces the “transnational public-private partnership” approach as a “second best” solution and proposes suitable countermeasures for all the stakeholders.


Challenges of child soldiering in Myanmar Child soldiers in Myanmar Children in terrorist cells in Myanmar Effects of child soldering in Myanmar on asian countries International security in child soldering in Myanmar Limited Statehood Motivation of child soldiering in Myanmar Non-Traditional Security Public-private Partnership

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  • Kai Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center for Non-Traditional Security and Peaceful Development Studies, College of Public Administration, Zhejiang UniversityHangzhou, Zhejiang ProvinceChina

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