Sharing the Resources of the South China Sea

Sharing the Resources of the South China Sea

by Mark J. Valencia, M. J. Valencia, J. M. Van Dyke
     
 

ISBN-10: 9041104119

ISBN-13: 9789041104113

Pub. Date: 05/01/1997

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book offers several possible regional interim solutions to the South China Sea disputes. All of the national claims to both islands and ocean space in the area have weaknesses. An interim solution is needed urgently because the status quo is dangerous and unstable, because of unilateral actions by the claimants and continuing opportunities for involvement by…  See more details below

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This book offers several possible regional interim solutions to the South China Sea disputes. All of the national claims to both islands and ocean space in the area have weaknesses. An interim solution is needed urgently because the status quo is dangerous and unstable, because of unilateral actions by the claimants and continuing opportunities for involvement by outside powers. A regional multinational solution for part of the area is proposed because other alternatives do not appear to be practical. The creation of a regional multilateral resource management body has the potential to reduce the tension currently rife in the region. Many international and regional precedents provide valuable lessons for regime building in the South China Sea. The options presented are only illustrations designed to stimulate constructive discussion on a comprehensive multilateral interim solution to these difficult and dangerous disputes. This book should be helpful to decision-makers, negotiators, and academics desirous of a peaceful solution to these disputes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789041104113
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Publications on Ocean Development Series, #31
Pages:
284

Table of Contents

I.Introductory Overview. II. The Regional Political Context of the Problem. III. Analyzing the South China Sea Claims Under International Law. IV. The Political Dimensions of the Disputes. V. Approaches and Half-Measures. VI. The Danger of the Status Quo. VII. The Allocation Option. VIII. The Regional Multilateral Cooperative Regime Option: Managed Sharing of a Regional Commons. IX. An Ideal Maritime Regime. Appendix 1: Descriptions of Spratly Features. Appendix 2: Proposals for Cooperation Emanating from the South China Sea Dialogue. List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Plates. Index. About the Authors.

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