"Many of the maritime disputes today represent a competing interest of two groups: coastal states and user states. This edited volume evaluates the role of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in managing maritime order in East Asia after its ratification in 1994, while reflecting upon various interpretations of UNCLOS. Providing an overview of the key maritime disputes occurring in the Asia Pacific, it examines case studies from a selection of representative countries to consider how these conflicts of interest reflect their respective national interests, and the wider issues that these interpretations have created in relation to navigation regimes, maritime entitlement, boundary delimitation and dispute settlement."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I Regional maritime order overview chapter Introduction / Gordon Houlden Nong Hong chapter 1 China-ASEAN relations in the South China Sea Persistent features and obstacles to cooperation / Sourabh Gupta chapter 2 The East China Sea Sea of regional and global confrontation / Reinhard Drifte part, II National perspective chapter 3 Historic concepts vs. contemporary maritime regimes in UNCLOS China's claims in the South China Sea / Nong Hong chapter 4 Navigational rights, freedoms, and interests in the South China Sea The Philippines' perspective / Jay L. Batongbacal chapter 5 Indonesia An archipelagic state's perspectives on the law of the sea / Etty R. Agoes chapter 6 Balancing the rights of coastal states and user states in the post-UNCLOS age Vietnam and navigational rights / Hao Duy Phan chapter 7 The United States and accession to UNCLOS A case of how domestic political polarization results in free ridership / Anastasia Telesetsky part, III Navigation related issues and UNCLOS chapter 8 Freedom of navigation and the UNCLOS order / Mira Rapp-Hooper chapter 9 The prior notification issue of military activities in EEZ / Ying Yang chapter 10 Maritime confidence-building measures Assessing China-US MOU on notification of major military activities and rules of behavior / Yan Yan part, IV Maritime entitlement, delimitation and dispute settlement and UNCLOS chapter 11 The Sino-Philippine arbitration on the South China Sea disputes A preliminary assessment of the merits award / Michael Sheng-ti Gau chapter 12 Archipelagos and archipelagic regimes in the law of the sea / Sophia Kopela chapter 13 Low-tide elevations A contemporary analysis / Yinan Bao chapter 14 Resolving disputes under UNCLOS when the coastal and user states are disputed / Natalie Klein.