Peace and Security Studies

The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism

A Critical Realist Perspective

Authors: Truong, Thanh-Dam, Knio, Karim

  • Presents historical maps in color
  • Includes step-by-step illustrations on the novelties of critical realism
  • Puts forward an outline of a future research program
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This book offers an innovative approach to the analysis of the current crisis in the South China Sea. Moving beyond the spirit of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the mechanisms of which are limited to physical geography, it demonstrates how epistemological insights from the field of critical realist philosophy can reveal the importance of cultural and structural conditioning processes in social interactions, processes which shape the conditions for the emergence of crisis points along a spectrum of conflict and cooperation. The potential for conflict resolution and the emergence of new regions in Pacific Asia much depends on the nature of such interactions at many levels (political-economic, semiotic and cultural) based on perceptions of what constitutes the "common" versus a Sinicised version of "Lebensraum".

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“The volume emphasizes the importance of placing research on the South China Sea in a critical realist framework … . A comprehensive bibliography will cater to serious researchers and academics interested in probing deeper into the depths of the multiple dynamics of the South China Sea conflict. The volume has a collection of excellent maps and even archaic old maps of historical importance that have been nicely incorporated with the text.” (Saikat Kumar Basu, South Asian Time, southasiantime.com, April, 2016)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Truong, Thanh-Dam (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

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  • Critical Realism and the Morphogenetic Approach

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    Pages 15-25

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  • A Critical Genealogy of the Emergence of the South China Sea as a ‘Complex’ in International Relations

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    Pages 27-59

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  • The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) and China’s Assertion of the U-shaped Line

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    Pages 61-83

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  • Conclusion

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    Pages 85-92

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Softcover 57,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism
Book Subtitle
A Critical Realist Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Peace and Security Studies
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13551-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13551-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-13550-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 105
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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