Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes Book

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes


  • Author : Godfrey Baldacchino
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-04-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317158226

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Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes Excerpt :

Since the coming into force of the United Nations Law of the Sea, states have been targeting outlying islands to expand their exclusive economic zones, simultaneously stirring up strident nationalism when such plans clash with those of neighbouring states. No such actions have brought the world closer to the brink of war than the ongoing face-off between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, an uninhabited archipelago in the East China Sea. In this timely and original book, Godfrey Baldacchino provides a detailed exploration of seven tried and tested solution protocols that have led to innovative 'win-win' solutions to island disputes over the last four centuries. A closer look at the circumstances and processes that brought contending regional powers to an honourable, even mutually advantageous, settlement over islands provides a convincing and original argument as to why the conflict over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands need not conclude in a ‘zero-sum’ or 'winner takes all' solution, as is the likely outcome of both open conflict and international arbitration. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners concerned with the festering Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute, as well as students, scholars and policy specialists in geography, geopolitics, international relations, conflict studies, island studies, Asian studies and history.

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes Book

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes


  • Author : Godfrey Baldacchino
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317158233

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Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes Excerpt :

Since the coming into force of the United Nations Law of the Sea, states have been targeting outlying islands to expand their exclusive economic zones, simultaneously stirring up strident nationalism when such plans clash with those of neighbouring states. No such actions have brought the world closer to the brink of war than the ongoing face-off between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, an uninhabited archipelago in the East China Sea. In this timely and original book, Godfrey Baldacchino provides a detailed exploration of seven tried and tested solution protocols that have led to innovative 'win-win' solutions to island disputes over the last four centuries. A closer look at the circumstances and processes that brought contending regional powers to an honourable, even mutually advantageous, settlement over islands provides a convincing and original argument as to why the conflict over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands need not conclude in a ‘zero-sum’ or 'winner takes all' solution, as is the likely outcome of both open conflict and international arbitration. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners concerned with the festering Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute, as well as students, scholars and policy specialists in geography, geopolitics, international relations, conflict studies, island studies, Asian studies and history.

Self determinable Development of Small Islands Book

Self determinable Development of Small Islands


  • Author : Masahide Ishihara
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811001321

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Self determinable Development of Small Islands Excerpt :

This book aims to clarify the present situation of the relations between small island countries and territories on the one hand and the great powers, mainland areas, and mega-islands on the other, and explores how small island countries and territories preserve and build their identity under globalization. This book is divided into five parts. The first part presents papers on issues that are related to Okinawa: the American military presence, the formation of a global human network, and the history of and language revitalization in Okinawa. The second part includes papers on security in East Asia and the Pacific Region: the history of and present issues in international relations within the South and East China Sea areas. The third part presents papers on economic issues and social developments on small islands. The fourth part deals with ocean policies and marine resource management in the Pacific Region by the United States, Australia, and Japan. Finally, the fifth part presents papers on the revitalization of three indigenous languages. All the chapters of the book are based on the achievements of the research project “Towards New Island Studies: The Ryukyus as an academic node between East Asia and Oceania” conducted by the International Institute for Okinawan Studies at the University of the Ryukyus. This 5-year project was funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and aimed to contribute academically to the creation of sustainable and self-determinable societies in small island regions. This work will be extremely useful and informative for readers in small island countries and territories and for researchers who are interested in small island issues to understand the current situation and who wish to consider effectual and feasible solutions.

Archipelago Tourism Book

Archipelago Tourism


  • Author : Godfrey Baldacchino
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317179610

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Archipelago Tourism Excerpt :

Exploring the conceptual insights provided by the archipelagic 'twist' in the context of tourism principles, policies and practices, this volume draws on an international series of case studies to analyse best practice in branding, marketing and logistics in archipelago tourist destinations. The book asks and seeks to answer such questions as: How to 'sell' a multi-island destination, without risking a message that may be too complex and diffuse for audiences to grab on to? Does one encourage visitors to do 'island hopping'; and, if so, how and with what logistic facilities? How does one ascribe specific island destinations within an overall archipelago brand? Would smaller islands rebel against a composite branding strategy that actually benefits other islands? How does one read or craft transport policies as a function of the 'reterritorialisation' of a multi-island space? This book pioneers the exploration of the archipelago as tourism study focus (and not just locus); a heuristic device for rendering islands as sites of different tourism practices, industries and policies, but also of challenges and possibilities.

The Power of Populism Book

The Power of Populism


  • Author : Koen Vossen
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317292906

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The Power of Populism Excerpt :

This book discusses the Party for Freedom (PVV), a political party in the Netherlands, founded and led by Geert Wilders. Attaining between 10 and 18% of the votes, the PVV has become one of the largest parties in the Netherlands and is the only political party worldwide without members. Between 2010 and 2012 the party supported a minority coalition of liberals and christian-democrats in exchange for influence on governmental policy. The PVV can be viewed as the Dutch version of an ideological family of nationalist parties linked by their opposition to immigration and to the political and cultural elites. Within this family, Geert Wilders has played an important role as pioneer of a new master frame, in which Islam is portrayed as the historical arch-enemy of the West. As the main figurehead of European islamophobia, Wilders has inspired political parties and organizations in Europe, North-America, Israel and even Australia. Examining data collected on various aspects of the party (for example, voters, activists, organization and ideology) and employing theoretical insights from sociology, electoral geography and political science, this book analyses this controversial phenomenon and seeks to obtain a clearer picture of the functioning of the PVV. This book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in European politics and current affairs more generally.

Revitalizing Electoral Geography Book

Revitalizing Electoral Geography


  • Author : Dr Jonathan Leib
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409490234

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Revitalizing Electoral Geography Excerpt :

Electoral Geography, the analysis of spatial patterns of voting, is undergoing a renaissance with new methodological advances, theoretical shifts and changes in the political landscape. Integrating new conceptual approaches with a broad array of case studies from the USA, Europe and Asia, this volume examines key questions in electoral geography: How has electoral geography changed since the 1980s when the last wave of works in this sub discipline appeared? In what ways does contemporary scholarship in social theory inform the analysis of elections and their spatial patterns? How has electoral geography been reconfigured by social and technological changes and those that shape the voting process itself? How can the comparative analysis of elections inform the field? In addressing these issues, the volume moves electoral geography beyond its traditional, empiricist focus on the United States to engage with contemporary theoretical developments and to outline the myriad theoretical, conceptual and methodological perspectives and applications that together are ushering in electoral geography's revitalization. The result is a broader, comparative analysis of how elections reflect and in turn shape social and spatial relations.

Island Studies Book

Island Studies


  • Author : Ilan Kelman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Islands
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1138014605

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The Dokdo Takeshima Dispute Book

The Dokdo Takeshima Dispute


  • Author : Paul Huth
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-04-12
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004447899

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The Dokdo Takeshima Dispute Excerpt :

In The Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute, Paul Huth, Sunwoong Kim, and Terence Roehrig have assembled top scholars from Japan, South Korea, and the United States to provide a balanced and comprehensive look from multiple perspectives of this long-running island dispute.

Opera Indigene Book

Opera Indigene


  • Author : Pamela Karantonis
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 0754669890

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Opera Indigene Excerpt :

The representation of non-Western cultures in opera has long been a focus of critical inquiry, however, the diverse relationships between opera and First Nations and indigenous cultures have received less attention. Opera Indigene addresses the changing historical depictions of indigenous cultures in opera and the more contemporary hybridizations of the form by indigenous and First Nations artists. Drawing upon postcolonial theory, ethnomusicology, cultural geography and critical discourses on nationalism and multiculturalism, the collection brings together experts on opera and music in Canada, the Americas and Australia.

The Case for Non Sovereignty Book

The Case for Non Sovereignty


  • Author : Godfrey Baldacchino
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-02-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 041586478X

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The Case for Non Sovereignty Excerpt :

Territories like American Samoa, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands and the Faroes are sub-national island jurisdictions (SNIJs). They all share some measure of autonomous government, and are easily construed as independent states-in-waiting. Yet, most of these territories exhibit no urgency to become independent. Instead, they appear to have decided that there are political and economic benefits accruing today when island territories are autonomous but not sovereign. In an uncertain world, a substantial degree of autonomy, respect and protection for local culture and identity, reasonable provision of employment opportunities, welfare and security by a larger and benign metropolitan state, have collectively weakened most local thrusts for independence. In spite of the mandate of the United Nations Committee on Decolonisation, there is a strong case to be made today for non-sovereignty, and it is the SNIJs that provide clear evidence.

Gender and Island Communities Book

Gender and Island Communities


  • Author : Firouz Gaini
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429558733

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Gender and Island Communities Excerpt :

This book takes an explicitly feminist approach to studying gender and social inequalities in island settings while deliberating on ‘islandness’ as part of the intersectional analysis. Though there is a wealth of recent literature on islands and island studies, most of this literature focuses on islands as objects of study rather than as contexts for exploring gender relations and local gendered developments. Taking Karides’ ‘Island feminism’ as a starting point and drawing from the wider literature on island studies as well as gender and place, this book bridges this gap by exploring gender, gender relations, affect and politics in various island settings spanning a great variety of global locations, from the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the north to Tasmania in south. Insights on recent developments and gendered contestations in these locations provide rich food for thought on the intricate links between gender and place in a local/global world. This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of gender and feminist studies, cultural studies, Island studies, anthropology, and more broadly to sociology, geography, diversity and social justice studies, global democracy, and international relations.

European Landscape Dynamics Book

European Landscape Dynamics


  • Author : Jan Feranec
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315355542

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European Landscape Dynamics Excerpt :

Four unique pan-European CORINE Land Cover datasets—CLC1990, CLC2000, CLC2006, and CLC2012— and three datasets concerning changes between 1990 and 2012 have presented the first-ever opportunity to observe the European landscape by means of land cover and its change. This book brings together all these datasets to demonstrate the methods of identification, analysis and assessment of the European land cover and its changes that took place during the intervals of 1990–2000, 2000–2006, and 2006–2012. It provides examples in which CLC data plays a role in offering solutions to European environmental problems such as the monitoring of urban dynamics, land fragmentation, ecosystems mapping and assessment, and high nature value farmland characteristics. Existing environmental problems require new approaches, and European Landscape Dynamics: CORINE Land Cover Data indicates a set of outlooks for CLC data generation that produce more detailed levels of analysis and bottom-up approaches while addressing the relationship of CLC data to the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE). It also discusses the future of CLC data generation. A valuable resource of up-to-date information, it is useful to professionals such as scientists, territorial planners, and environmentalists as well as students of geosciences and all those who are interested in cognition of the European landscape, its changes and development.

The Spratly Islands and International Law Book

The Spratly Islands and International Law


  • Author : Xuechan Ma
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-11-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004504332

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The Spratly Islands and International Law Excerpt :

The Spratly Islands and International Law examines legal solutions to problems arising from the absence of maritime boundaries in the Spratly Islands. The book draws on extensive sources of international law and formulates novel, concrete proposals for the way forward.

The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies Book

The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies


  • Author : Godfrey Baldacchino
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317027249

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The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies Excerpt :

From tourist paradises to immigrant detention camps, from offshore finance centres to strategic military bases, islands offer distinct identities and spaces in an increasingly homogenous and placeless world. The study of islands is important, for its own sake and on its own terms. But so is the notion that the island is a laboratory, a place for developing and testing ideas, and from which lessons can be learned and applied elsewhere. The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies is a global, research-based and pluri-disciplinary overview of the study of islands. Its chapters deal with the contribution of islands to literature, social science and natural science, as well as other applied areas of inquiry. The collated expertise of interdisciplinary and international scholars offers unique insights: individual chapters dwell on geomorphology, zoology and evolutionary biology; the history, sociology, economics and politics of island communities; tourism, wellbeing and migration; as well as island branding, resilience and ‘commoning’. The text also offers pioneering forays into the study of islands that are cities, along rivers or artificial constructions. This insightful Handbook will appeal to geographers, environmentalists, sociologists, political scientists and, one hopes, some of the 600 million or so people who live on islands or are interested in the rich dynamics of islands and island life.

Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century Book

Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century


  • Author : Augusto Lopez-Claros
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 515
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108476966

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Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century Excerpt :

Identifies the major weaknesses in the current United Nations system and proposes fundamental reforms to address each. This title is also available as Open Access.