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Author Al-Bisher, Hatim.

Title Saudi maritime policy : integrated governance / Hatim Al-Bisher, Selina Stead, Tim Gray
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 210 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics ; v. 38
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics ; 38
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The origin and development of the concept of INMP -- 3. Current sectoral maritime policy in Saudi Arabia -- 4. Opinions on INMP held by government officials and other stakeholders in Saudi Arabia -- 5. The need for, and obstacles to, an INMP in Saudi Arabia -- 6. INMPs in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US -- 7. Conclusion and recommendations
Summary Because marine governance in most countries is sectoral, maritime policies are frequently fragmented, reactive, and even contradictory, meaning that marine resources are underutilized and poorly protected. To avoid these problems, the concept of integrated national maritime policy (INMP) has been developed. This book examines this concept, analysing its current application in four countries - Australia, Canada, UK and USA - whilst discussing at length how it might be applied to Saudi Arabia. Based on extensive fieldwork carried out in Saudi Arabia - including interviews with officials in government departments with maritime responsibilities, and a survey administered to 230 stakeholders - the book offers a unique insight into INMP in the Kingdom. The book provides a practical template for developing the political will and civil constituency in Saudi Arabia necessary for the introduction of INMP. In setting out in detail its benefits, this book could help build the momentum in Saudi Arabia required to implement the concept as well as attract other countries to do the same. A significant contribution to the growing literature on ocean governance, this book will be of great importance to policy makers and scholars of Middle Eastern studies, marine governance and comparative politics
Notes "This book originated in a doctoral thesis submitted by Hatim Al-Bisher in 2010 at Newcastle University supervised by Selina Stead and TIme Gray"--Page [xii]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-207) and index
Subject Law of the sea -- English-speaking countries
Law of the sea -- Saudi Arabia
LAW -- Maritime.
Law of the sea.
English-speaking countries.
Saudi Arabia.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Gray, Tim, 1942-
Stead, Selina M., 1967-
LC no. 2011009659
ISBN 0203804554