Toward a New Framework for Peaceful Settlement of China's Territorial and Boundary Disputes


Author: Junwu Pan

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004174281

Category: Law

Page: 240

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As China becomes more integrated in global economic and political systems, it has become inevitable that it engages fully and actively in the international legal system. Notably missing in China s international engagement is its participation in international institutions on third party settlement of disputes, including territorial and boundary disputes. This work argues that, contrary to conventional understanding, much could be gained by China if it were to have a more positive attitude towards third-party settlement of its territorial and boundary disputes. This volume examines both the problems and opportunities China is confronting within the changing international context and offers new frameworks for settlement of China s major territorial and boundary disputes.

Aspects of Sovereignty

Sino-Swedish Reflections


Author: Per Sevastik

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004232672

Category: Law

Page: 198

View: 2784

The overall objective of this unique volume is to understand what effects globalisation has had on the traditional views of sovereignty, seen from a Chinese and European, primarily Swedish, perspective. Does the cultural-historical approach have any value in China today or is it only seen as political reminiscence with very little real effects in the wake of globalisation? What are the differences between different understandings of sovereignty in different parts of the world? How has the concept changed generally because of a different international structure, with for example regional integration gaining in importance not least in Europe? These are some of the underlying questions being addressed in this anthology. The authors are Chinese and Swedish scholars who offer reflections from the perspective of legal philosophy, public international law, international human rights law, economic law and international relations.

Restoration of the Historical Title and the Kashmir Question: An International Legal Appraisal


Author: Fozia Nazir Lone

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004359990

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 8032

In Historical Title, Self-Determination and the Kashmir Question, Lone offers a fresh framework, while recognising signs of spreading terrorism in the region, to understand the rights of the Kashmiri people and how they could be addressed by the international community.

Research Handbook on International Water Law


Author: Stephen C. McCaffrey,Christina Leb,Riley T.Denoon

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785368087


Page: 584

View: 1949

The Research Handbook on International Water Law surveys the field of the law of shared freshwater resources. In some thirty chapters, it covers subjects ranging from the general principles operative in the field and international groundwater law to the human right to water and whether international water law is prepared to cope with climate disruption. The authors are internationally recognized experts in the field, most with years of experience. The Research Handbook is edited by three scholars and practitioners whose publications and work deal with the law of international watercourses.

Rethinking South China Sea Disputes

The Untold Dimensions and Great Expectations


Author: Katherine Hui-Yi Tseng

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317374770

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 6414

The proposed book draws on the on-going South China Sea dispute, and the multifaceted challenges wrought by the South China Sea issue that requires an inter-disciplinary perspective. It employs legal-analytical methods, to emphasize the nuances of the role and interpretation of international law and treaties by China in different periods, while taking into account policy and strategic concerns, which generally cast great sways in decision-making. The re-introduction of interdisciplinary concerns straddling law and history illustrates that the historical dimension, which has long been neglected, is an emerging concern that poses looming dangers that may unexpectedly radicalize the friction. Contributing to debunking the mystique wrought by confrontations between a historical and a law-dominated perspective, these perspectives are supported by a more nuanced analytical framework, featuring theoretical concerns with a tinge of practicality. The South China Sea Dispute aims to unveil a nuanced evolution of the issue with a confluence of inter-temporal law, policy and maritime practices in the South China Sea.

South Asia

Envisioning a Regional Future


Author: Smruti S. Pattanaik

Publisher: N.A


Category: National security

Page: 299

View: 2203

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Kriegsgefahr im Pazifik?

Die maritime Bedeutung der sino-amerikanischen Rivalität


Author: Michael Paul

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845277076

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 9572

Im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum sind die Chancen für wachsenden Wohlstand ähnlich groß wie die Risiken zunehmender Konfliktpotentiale. Ein maritimer Ansatz ist wichtig zum Verständnis der Konfliktdynamik, denn ohne die Wiederentdeckung maritimer Räume und die Flottenrüstung sind weder der Aufstieg Chinas zur Großmacht, noch dessen Folgen für die Machtrivalität zwischen den USA und China zu erklären. Präsident Xi Jinping hat das Schicksal seines Landes mit der erfolgreichen Nutzung der See verknüpft. Globale Interdependenz, maritime Abhängigkeit und strategische Kultur zwingen China zur Zurückhaltung. Die USA dagegen haben in Ostasien bislang eine vorsichtige Politik der Einhegung des Konflikts betrieben. Doch das Verhältnis beider Rivalen birgt ein latentes Potential für Eskalation. Das Buch gibt eine realistische Einschätzung zu einem in Deutschland eher vernachlässigten, aber weltpolitisch sehr relevanten Thema.

World Focus


Author: Hari Sharan Chhabra

Publisher: N.A


Category: World politics

Page: N.A

View: 8490

Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts


Author: Marc Weller,Katherine Nobbs

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812205758

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 4996

Throughout the world many sovereign states grant one or more of their territories greater autonomy than other areas. This arrangement, known as asymmetric autonomy, has been adopted with greater regularity as a solution to ethnic strife and secessionist struggles in recent decades. As asymmetric autonomy becomes one of the most frequently used conflict resolution methods, examination of the positive and negative consequences of its implementation, as well as its efficacy, is vital. Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts assesses the ability of such power distribution arrangements to resolve violent struggles between central governments and separatist groups. This collection of new case studies from around the world covers a host of important developments, from recentralization in Russia, to "one country, two systems" in China, to constitutional innovation in Iraq. As a whole, these essays examine how well asymmetric autonomy agreements can bring protracted and bloody conflicts to an end, satisfy the demands of both sides, guarantee the physical integrity of a state, and ensure peace and stability. Contributors to this book also analyze the many problems and dilemmas that can arise when autonomous regions are formed. For example, powers may be loosely defined or unrealistically assigned to the state within a state. Redrawn boundaries can create new minorities and make other groups vulnerable to human rights violations. Given the number of limited self-determination systems in place, the essays in this volume present varied evaluations of these political structures. Asymmetric state agreements have the potential to remedy some of humanity's most intractable disputes. In Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts, leading political scientists and diplomatic experts shed new light on the practical consequences of these settlements and offer sophisticated frameworks for understanding this path toward lasting peace.

MIMA Bulletin


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marine resources

Page: N.A

View: 3813

The Future of U.S.-China Relations

Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 25, 2014


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

Publisher: N.A


Category: Balance of power

Page: 37

View: 2452

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress


Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1406

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


Historical Appraisal and International Justice


Author: Seokwoo Lee,Hee Eun Lee

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004193383

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 7815

Utilizing perspectives from international law, international relations, and history, this volume provides a balanced perspective on territorial disputes in Northeast Asia highlighting the issue of Dokdo which is disputed between Korea and Japan.