Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border
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.
Explores the dynamics of child soldering on the Myanmar-China borderExplains why some children are involved in child soldiering but others are not recruitedAnalyzes Myanmar’s "limited statehood" to reduce child soldiering.Addresses the fact that there is no optimal resolution for reducing child soldiering on the Myanmar-China borderReducing child soldiering using the “second best” “transnational public–private partnership" approach.