Regional Maritime Regime Building in Northeast Asia

This chapter describes how scientific advances and technological innovations, combined with nationalism and economic need, have prompted all coastal countries in Asia to claim 200 nautical miles exclusive economic zones. One consequence of the “sea enclosure” movement is the growing recognition that global standards and regimes may not adequately address the special circumstances of certain national and regional maritime needs and interests. Consequently, marine regionalism developed where groups of countries perceived that some of their mutual needs and interests, based on physical geography, complementary uses, or policy, distinguish them from other countries. These countries believe that these needs and interests are best satisfied by a regional approach. This chapter establishes the context for the initiation and evolution of these regional regimes in Northeast Asia.

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    Global Environment Facility

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  • Authors:
    • Valencia, Mark J
  • Publication Date: 2008-1


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 283-342
  • Monograph Title: Securing the Oceans. Essays on Ocean Governance. Global and Regional Perspectives

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  • Accession Number: 01142606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789718120224
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2009 5:04PM