"The South China Sea region contains potentially huge deposits of petroleum and natural gas, important shipping lanes and fishing areas, and is subject to a number of maritime territorial disputes. This edited volume analyses the most recent development in the South China Sea dispute, looking at the positions taken by China, the ASEAN countries, and the US. In recent years maritime joint development zones have emerged as an important means to overcome deadlock in relation to maritime jurisdictional claims. This book tests the applicability of joint development regimes in this region and explores the prospect of joint development of resources as a way to successfully manage the conflict in the South China Sea. Eminent scholars in the field of South China Sea studies have contributed original chapters to the volume covering such issues as: the legal framework for joint development, the challenges faced by joint development, and the way forward for the region. The book will be of interest to researchers and students of International Law, Maritime Law, Political Science, and Asian Studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Recent developments in the South China Sea pt. 2. Legal context of joint development in the South China Sea : legal framework, key issues, case studies, experiences and lessons pt. 3. Joint development in the South China Sea : challenges and prospects pt. 4. Towards the future.