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Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Enterprises, Localities, People, and Policy in the South China Sea

Beneath the Surface

Editors: Spangler, Jonathan, Karalekas, Dean, Lopes de Souza, Moises (Eds.)

  • Raises awareness of under-researched issues related to the South China Sea maritime territorial disputes
  • Discusses the importance of private sector, civil society, and subnational actors’ perspectives
  • Sheds light on key policy issues that are addressed less often in the literature
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This volume takes readers beneath the surface of the South China Sea by exploring critical but under-researched issues related to the maritime territorial disputes. It draws attention to the importance of private sector, civil society, and subnational actors’ roles in the disputes and sheds light on key policy issues that are addressed less often in the literature. By going beyond mainstream analyses focused solely on issues of traditional security, resource economics, and international law, it offers a fresh and engaging look at the South China Sea disputes. The book is divided into five parts – historical foundations, enterprises, localities, people, and policy – and its chapters investigate historiography in the region, the global defense industry’s role as beneficiary of the disputes, tourism as a territorial strategy, the roles of provinces and local governments, disaster management, confidence-building measures, environmental and science diplomacy, and other topics seldom discussed in other analyses of the South China Sea disputes. The book’s diverse content and fresh perspectives make it an essential read not only for policymakers and those in the international relations community but also for all others interested in gaining a more well-rounded understanding of the many issues at stake in the South China Sea maritime territorial disputes.

About the authors

Jonathan Spangler is the Director of the South China Sea Think Tank and President of the Asia-Pacific Policy Research Association. His research focuses on Asia-Pacific regional security, maritime territorial disputes, and cross-strait relations, with an emphasis on the effects of actor involvement on trends of escalation and de-escalation in the South China Sea.

 Dean Karalekas is the Co-founder and Associate Editor of Strategic Vision for Taiwan Security, published by the Taiwan Center for Security Studies and the ROC’s National Defense University. His research focuses on emergency and disaster management and civil–military relations. He spent several years as a journalist, educator, and immigration consultant in East Asia.

Moises Lopesde Souza is a Researcher in Asia Studies at the International Relations Research Center of the University of São Paulo and an Associate Researcher at the Center of Latin-America Economy and Trade Studies at Chihlee Institute of Technology, Taipei. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and maritime territorial disputes in East Asia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Writing the History of the South China Sea Disputes

    Hayton, Bill

    Pages 3-24

  • Undisputed Winners: The Benefits and Beneficiaries of the South China Sea Maritime Territorial Disputes

    Spangler, Jonathan

    Pages 27-60

  • Tourism as a Territorial Strategy in the South China Sea

    Rowen, Ian

    Pages 61-74

  • The Role of Provinces in Decision-Making Processes in China: The Case of Hainan Province

    Daksueva, Olga (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

  • Tier 2 Diplomacy: Local Government Cooperation amid Tensions in the South China Sea

    Henderson, Mark

    Pages 97-113

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62828-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62827-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enterprises, Localities, People, and Policy in the South China Sea
Book Subtitle
Beneath the Surface
Editors
  • Jonathan Spangler
  • Dean Karalekas
  • Moises Lopes de Souza
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62828-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62828-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62827-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 224
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
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