Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia: Legal and Political Dimensions (Hardcover)

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Shicun Wu is President of the National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, a national-level think-tank in China. His research focuses on history and geography on the South China Sea, ocean boundary delimitation, international relations and regional security issues. He has considerable expertise and numerous publications to his credit.

Keyuan Zou is Harris Professor of International Law at the Lancashire Law School of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK. He specializes in international law, in particular the law of the sea and international environmental law.
Safe navigation of the seas is of global importance. Sea lanes provide vital connections for the growth of the global economy and the wellbeing of people everywhere. The sea lanes are of particular importance for the East Asian region, as most trade is undertaken on the ocean. Booming economies in the region such as China and Vietnam put more pressure on sea lanes, triggering concern for the safety of navigation. Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia identifies salient issues for academic debate, and further explores those that have practical implications for the safety of navigation in East Asia. Contemporary maritime security concentrates on safe navigation and inhibiting transnational crimes, including sea piracy and maritime terrorism. Maritime environmental security and search and rescue at sea are also important. Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia is structured into four sections: the first part introduces the topic, and looks at the safety of navigation and the search for a cooperative mechanism. The second part considers the international legal framework and its implications for East Asia. The third part presents national perspectives on the safety of navigation, and fi nally part four considers navigational issues in the South China Sea.
  • Places a special focus on East Asia
  • Accommodates national perspectives in East Asia on navigation given by scholars from China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore
  • Presents a special section on the South China Sea, located in Southeast Asia and connecting the Indian and Pacific oceans; a critical sea route for maritime transport

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ISBN 9780857094896
Genre TRANSPORTATION / Navigation
Format Hardcover
Pages 291
Publisher Date 2013-12-12 00:00:00.0
Publisher Chandos Pub
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.35 lb
Language English
Subtitle Legal and Political Dimensions
Series Name Chandos Asian Studies
Audience College/higher education
Country of Origin United States

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