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Author Bateman, W. S. G. (Walter Samuel Grono), author

Title Freedoms of navigation in the Asia-Pacific region : strategic, political and legal factors / Sam Bateman
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 106 pages)
Series Routledge research on the law of the sea
Routledge research in the law of the sea
Contents Introduction -- Navigational regimes -- Exclusive economic zone issues -- Building understandings and confidence
Summary "The need for freedoms of navigation in regional waters is frequently mentioned in statements from regional forums, but a common understanding of what this constitutes a particular freedom of navigation or the relevant law is lacking. This book discusses how law, politics and strategy intersect to provide different perspectives of freedoms on navigation in the Asia-Pacific region. These freedoms are very important in this distinctively maritime region, but problems arise over interpreting the navigational regimes under the law of the sea, especially with regard to the rights of foreign warships to transit another country's territorial sea without prior notification or authorisation of the coastal state, and with determining the availability of high seas freedoms of navigation and overflight in an exclusive economic zone. The book explores these issues, referring in particular to the position of the main protagonists on these issues in Asian waters - the United States and China - with their strongly opposing views. The book concludes with a discussion of the prospects for either resolving these different perspectives or for developing confidence-building measures that would reduce the risks of maritime incidents. Providing a comprehensive yet concise overview of the various different factors affecting freedom of navigation, this book will be a valuable resource for those working or studying in the fields of international relations, maritime security and the law of the sea"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "Routledge Focus"-- cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sam Bateman retired from the Royal Australian Navy as a Commodore (one-star) and is now a Professorial Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, Australia
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 21, 2019)
Subject Freedom of the seas -- East Asia
Freedom of the seas -- Southeast Asia
Freedom of the seas.
LAW / General
East Asia.
Southeast Asia.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019028244
ISBN 0429199589