Research Methodology

  • Kai ChenEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


This chapter describes the research approaches, methods, and data resources adopted by this book, and notes the geographic scope, time scope, and the main armed forces and armed groups in discussion.


Transnational public–private partnership Limited statehood Research methodology Case analysis Comparative analysis Scenario analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Center for Non-Traditional Security and Peaceful Development Studies College of Public AdministrationZhejiang UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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