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Territorial disputes in the South China Sea : navigating rough waters


History Offers Little to Solve the DisputesThe Roots of Sovereignty Claims and Entangling UNCLOSDevelopment, Nationalism, and SecurityStructure of the BookManagement: An Essential Step towards SolutionsReferencesI OriginsOrigins of the South China Sea DisputeColonisation: Early Beginnings of the DisputeDevelopment of International LawEconomic FactorsGeo-Strategic Importance of the South China SeaDomestic FactorsConclusionNotesReferencesII Legal Dimensions "Setting Aside Disputes and Pursuing Joint Development" at Crossroads in South China Sea"Setting Aside Disputes and Pursuing Joint Development"The Policy in the Context of International Law: UN Law and UNCLOSThe Challenge: The Philippines' Notification and Statement of Claim on 22 January 2013Looking ForwardNotesReferencesThe Philippines v. China Case and the South China Sea DisputesLegal Disputes in the South China SeaDisputes on Sovereignty over Off-Shore IslandsDisputes Concerning UNCLOSCourt or Tribunal with Jurisdiction to Hear a Dispute under UNCLOS Part XVOptional Exceptions from the Dispute Settlement Procedures in UNCLOSDisputes Concerning unclos Provisions Not Excluded by China's DeclarationLimits of the Philippines' Claim in the Philippines v. China Arbitration Case under Annex VIIMain Issues Raised in the Philippines' CaseProcedural IssuesEffect of China's Failure to Participate in the ArbitrationIntervention in the Case by Other StatesSettlement of the CasePhilippines Could Request Provisional MeasuresThe Effect of the Award on the South China Sea DisputesLegality of Maritime Claims within the Nine-Dash LineIssues Concerning Islands and RocksIssues Concerning Low-Tide Elevations and Submerged FeaturesIssues Concerning Interference with Sovereign Rights and JurisdictionConclusionsNotesReferencesIII The Role of ASEAN: Challenges and Choices ASEAN's Position on the South China Sea and Implications for Regional Peace and SecurityASEAN's Position on the South China Sea: Maintaining ASEAN CentralityDifficulties in Reaching a Common ASEAN PositionImplications for ASEAN's Role in Regional SecurityConclusionNoteReferencesA Critical Assessment of ASEAN's Diplomacy Regarding the South China SeaNegotiation of a Code of Conduct (COC)Application of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)Exercising Self-RestraintDivergent ASEAN Member InterestsRecent Past Chairs: Cambodia and BruneiClaimants: Philippines and VietnamNon-Claimants: Indonesia and SingaporeOther ASEAN PlayersConclusionReferencesIV Regional PerspectivesPhilippines' Approaches to the South China Sea Disputes: International Arbitration and the Challenges of a Rule-Based RegimeThe Philippine Legal FrameworkManila's Three-Track ApproachDiplomatic Track and Its TravailsThe Legal Track: Into Uncharted WatersA Philippines Defence Track? Minimum Credible Defence CapabilityLarger Risks and ChallengesConclusion: The Urgent Need for a Binding Code of ConductNotesReferencesTaiwan in the South China Sea Disputes: Policies and ProspectsTaiwan's South China Sea Policy before the 1980s: Solidifying the Legitimacy of Ruling via Sovereignty ClaimsTaiwan's South China Sea Policies in the 1990s: In search of a New Identity?First Half of the 1990s - Deja vu of the ClaimsThe Late 1990s: Changes in PositionsDeciphering the Shift of AttitudesEntering the Twenty-First Century: Fumbling Forward with UncertaintiesTaiwan's Modern Interpretation of the South China Sea DisputesImplications and Prospects - All Politics Are Local and GlobalParty Politics Taking the South China Sea Policies as Subtle RecalibrationFragmented AdministrationThe Biggest Challenge: Historical ClaimsProspects in Taiwan's South China Sea DilemmaNotesReferencesV Solutions and Future ProspectsThe United States, China, and Cooperation in the South China SeaSouth China Sea Disputes: Recent DevelopmentsChina's Growing AssertivenessMaritime Disputes Are Spilling Over and DeepeningRegional Institutions Falling ShortCasting Aside International LawUS Policy Questions LingerDialogue and Management Do Provide HopeAdvance International LawReinforce Regional InstitutionsStrengthen Military Capacity and ConfidenceReverse the Perception toward Zero-Sum Relations with ChinaSources of OptimismNotesReferencesThe South China Sea Disputes: Whither a Solution?Recent Developments and Causes for EscalationWhither a Solution for the South China Sea Disputes?Multilateralism and the Limitations of the “ASEAN Way”Strategic Involvement of Great PowersReliance on International LawAn Issue of ManagementJoint Cooperation: Necessity and ChallengesConclusionsNotesReferencesUnited States and China: Agree to Disagree?NationalismA Role for ASEAN?Bright Spots on the Horizon?References
 
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