Sovereignty and the Sea

How Indonesia Became an Archipelagic State
Author: John G. Butcher,R.E. Elson
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9814722219
Category: History
Page: 560
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Until the mid-1950s nearly all the waters lying between the far-flung islands of the Indonesian archipelago were as open to the ships of all nations as the waters of the great oceans. In order to enhance its failing sovereign grasp over the nation, as well as to deter perceived external threats to Indonesia’s national integrity, in 1957 the Indonesian government declared that it had “absolute sovereignty” over all the waters lying within straight baselines drawn between the outermost islands of Indonesia. At a single step, Indonesia had asserted its dominion over a vast swathe of what had hitherto been seas open to all, and made its lands and the seas it now claimed a single unified entity for the first time. International outrage and alarm ensued, expressed especially by the great maritime nations. Nevertheless, despite its low international profile, its relative poverty, and its often frail state capacity, Indonesia eventually succeeded in gaining international recognition for its claim when, in 1982, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea formally recognized the existence of a new category of states known as “archipelagic states” and declared that these states had sovereignty over their “archipelagic waters”. Sovereignty and the Sea explains how Indonesia succeeded in its extraordinary claim. At the heart of Indonesia’s archipelagic campaign was a small group of Indonesian diplomats. Largely because of their dogged persistence, negotiating skills, and willingness to make difficult compromises Indonesia became the greatest archipelagic state in the world.

Der Malayische Archipel

die Heimath des Orang-Utan und des Paradiesvogels ; Reiseerlebnisse und Studien über Land und Leute
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ethnology
Page: N.A
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Die maritime Seidenstrasse

Küstenräume, Seefahrt und Handel in vorkolonialer Zeit
Author: Roderich Ptak
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406561894
Category: Asia
Page: 368
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der Tag, an dem die Welt zerbrach ; 27. August 1883
Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442733361
Page: 367
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Aus Insulinde - Malayische Reisebriefe

Author: Ernst Haeckel
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3846041432
Page: 292
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Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) war ein deutscher Zoologe, Philosoph und Freidenker. Aus Insulinde" ist die Dokumentation seiner Reisen nach Malaysia. Detailliert beschreibt Haeckel seine Eindrucke von Land und Leuten und lasst den Leser an Malaysias vielfaltiger und bunter Tier- und Pflanzenwelt teilhaben. Sorgfaltig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe von 1901.


die ganze Geschichte
Author: Tim Weiner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596190591
Page: 864
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Origin and Development Pf the Law of the Sea

History of International Law Revisited
Author: Ram Prakash Anand
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789024726172
Category: Law
Page: 249
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This work presents an in-depth analysis of the most complex of the many ocean boundary delimitation problems confronting neighboring states in the Pacific region. In each case the various factors influencing the parties to the dispute are examined in detail & alternative diplomatic options are compared. Special emphasis is given to the problems of Southeast Asia, East Asia, & the Northeast Pacific, but regional developments in the Southwest Pacific & the Central & Southeast Pacific are also discussed. The authors, who are prominent specialists in the field of ocean policy studies place their factor-and-option analysis of these difficult disputes within a multidisciplinary, 'functionalist' framework, & offer some original proposals for innovative ocean diplomacy that now seem realistic in light of recent improvements in the international political arena.

Beijing's Power and China's Borders

Twenty Neighbors in Asia
Author: Bruce Elleman,Stephen Kotkin,Clive Schofield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317515641
Category: History
Page: 392
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China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some of them never amicably settled. This book brings together some of the foremost historians, geographers, political scientists, and legal scholars on modern Asia to examine each of China's twenty land or sea borders.

Indonesia Beyond the Water's Edge

Managing an Archipelagic State
Author: R. B. Cribb,Michele Ford
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812309853
Category: Political Science
Page: 247
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Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state, with more than 18,000 islands and over 7.9 million square kilometres of sea. The marine frontier presents the nation with both economic opportunities and political and strategic challenges. Indonesia has been affected more than most countries in the world by a slow revolution in the management of its waters. Whereas Indonesia's seas were once conceived administratively as little more than the empty space between islands, successive governments have become aware that this view is outmoded. The effective transfer to the seas of regulatory regimes that took shape on land, such as territoriality, has been an enduring challenge to Indonesian governments. This book addresses issues related to maritime boundaries and security, marine safety, inter-island shipping, the development of the archipelagic concept in international law, marine conservation, illegal fishing, and the place of the sea in national and regional identity.

The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law

Volume I: The Law of the Sea
Author: David Attard,Malgosia Fitzmaurice,Norman A. Martinez Gutierrez
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191509949
Category: Law
Page: 640
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This three-volume Manual on International Maritime Law presents a systematic analysis of the history and contemporary development of international maritime law by leading contributors from across the world. Prepared in cooperation with the International Maritime Law Institute, the International Maritime Organization's research and training institute, this a uniquely comprehensive study of this fundamental area of international law. Volume I: The Law of the Sea addresses the major issues which arise in the law of the sea. It provides a detailed understanding of the historical development of the law of the sea; the role of the International Maritime Organization; the law surrounding maritime zones; the legal regime of islands; the international sea-bed area; the legal regime governing marine scientific research; the rights and obligations of land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states; the legal regime of Arctic and Antarctic; and the settlements of disputes. This volume also considers the ways in which human rights and the law of the sea interact. The forthcoming Volume II will address shipping law; Volume III will provide analysis of marine environmental law and maritime security law. The full three-volume Manual will set out the entirety of international maritime law, re-stating and re-examining its fundamental principles, how it is enacted, and the issues that are shaping its future. It will be a superlative resource for those working with or studying this area of law.

ASEAN and the Law of the Sea

Author: Phiphat Tangsubkul
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9789971902407
Category: Contiguous zones (Law of the sea)
Page: 148
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"An important contribution to the dearth of literature of ASEAN and the law of the sea, this book is the result of extensive research by Dr. Tangsubkul, an international law specialist. The contents are divided into two broad areas. The first section on the evolution of the geo-juridical nature of ocean space appropriation by coastal states and ASEAN states covers: Claims of ASEAN states relating to the law of the sea: a historical survey; Individual approaches and claims of ASEAN countries on the emerging trends in the law of the sea; The special problems of passage through archipelagic waters and straits used for international navigation. The second section on problems relating to jurisdiction and rights over living and non-living resources of ASEAN countries covers: Fishery development in individual ASEAN countries; Problems of ASEAN vis-à-vis fishing resources; Status of development of petroleum and gas in individual ASEAN states; Law and practice relating to the jurisdiction and rights over non-living resources in ocean areas adjacent to ASEAN states; Problems and potential conflict involving off-shore exploration and exploitation of oil and gas."--Page 4 of cover.

Directors of Urban Change in Asia

Author: Peter J.M. Nas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134267363
Category: History
Page: 288
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Bringing together a group of international scholars, Directors of Urban Change in Asia examines who the 'directors' for urban change are in an eclectic mix of Asian cities. The books discusses how, in the majority of cases, urban change has come about primarily as the result of visionary leaders, on national, regional and local levels. It also makes clear that the less successful cities have tended to lack such leaders.


Author: Keizō Hino,Jaqueline Berndt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783861242291
Page: 175
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Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik

Author: Ulrich Ammon
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110194104
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 897
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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Maritime Security in Southeast Asia

Author: Kwa Kwa Chong Guan,John Skogan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134123450
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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This book confronts both the maritime security challenges and responses. In Southeast Asia, maritime security has, over the last twenty years, taken on a much greater importance, due to the Law of the Sea convention, which has resulted in a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). As well as traditional security threats to maritime security, there has also emerged a range of non-traditional threat, such as those emanating from piracy and international terrorism that spill over into the maritime domain. Events such as September 11th, and the designation of Southeast Asia as a 'second front' in the war against terrorism, have resulted in the growing realization that multilateral security cooperation is required in order to better manage emerging security threats. Expert contributors to this book identify the nature of the maritime security problem and critically evaluate the various responses with an eye to improving the management of prevailing and emerging security threats. This book will be an invaluable resource to academics, policy analysts, legislators and students interested in security issues in Southeast Asia.

Am Ende des Archipels - Alfred Russel Wallace

Author: Matthias Glaubrecht
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462306790
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Der erste Entdecker der Evolutionstheorie und der verwegenste aller Naturforscher. Ein Wissenschaftskrimi um den größten Naturforscher des 19. Jahrhunderts neben Humboldt und Darwin Er hatte ein enorm spannendes Leben, seine wissenschaftliche Reichweite war atemberaubend, sein soziales Engagement legendär – und er entdeckte das Evolutionsprinzip. Verglichen mit dem bedächtigen Charles Darwin war er ein Indiana Jones der Naturforschung und ein Ernest Hemingway der Naturbeschreibung. Nach ihm sind Mond- und Marskrater, Flugfrösche und ganze geographische Regionen benannt. Warum aber ist so einer heute so wenig bekannt?Auf seiner ersten abenteuerlichen Reise erforschte der Schulabbrecher und Autodidakt vier Jahre lang Brasilien – doch bei der Rückreise fing sein Schiff mitten auf dem Ozean Feuer und sank. Wallace rettete nur sein Leben, seine fantastische naturwissenschaftliche Sammlung ging verloren.Seine zweite Expedition führte ihn durch den malaiischen Archipel, wo er im Alleingang 125.000 naturwissenschaftliche Objekte sammelte, über 1000 Tier- und Pflanzenarten davon noch unbeschrieben – eine unglaubliche Leistung. Während der Reise entwickelte er auch eine Theorie über den Ursprung der Arten, die er brieflich an Charles Darwin sandte. Ein Jahr später erschien dessen Buch »Die Entstehung der Arten«, Darwin wurde weltberühmt und gilt seitdem als alleiniger Vater der Evolutionstheorie.Seit einiger Zeit wird in Fachkreisen heftig gestritten: Was für die einen Zufall oder Zeugnis der Zusammenarbeit zweier bedeutender Forscher ist, wird für andere zur übelsten Fälschungsaffäre der Biologiegeschichte. Matthias Glaubrecht geht zum 100. Todestag Wallaces den Fakten und Gerüchten um den unbekanntesten aller Titanen der Wissenschaftsgeschichte nach – das erste Buch über Wallace in Deutschland, ein Augenöffner für den Leser. Das erste deutsche Buch über Alfred Russel Wallace 100. Todestag am 7.11.2013 «Was er ausgesprochen hat, war wahrscheinlich das Einflussreichste was im 19. Jahrhundert gesagt worden ist.» Gregory Bateson

Indonesia’s Delimited Maritime Boundaries

Author: Vivian Louis Forbes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642543952
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
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This book examines the delimited maritime boundaries of Indonesia with its neighbours. It features carefully drawn maps based on the geographical coordinates of the defined maritime boundaries; the reproduction of a complete set of the primary documents with direct relation to the boundaries; and a comprehensive narrative on the geography and the historical development of the archipelagic State. Indonesia has an immense maritime domain that encompasses much of the sea between Australia and the Asian mainland. In addition, Indonesia is itself made up largely of water: in excess of 17,000 islands, Indonesia’s archipelagic and territorial waters together form about three-fifths of the country’s sovereign territory. This book offers readers clear, accessible information on the maritime boundaries of the world’s largest archipelagic state.