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International Boundaries and Environmental Security

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ISBN13: 9789041106698
ISBN: 9041106693
Published: October 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Drawing on a wide range of case studies, the papers in this volume explore a variety of questions concerning international boundaries and environmental security. Detailed studies by geographers, lawyers and political scientists are complemented by contributions from practitioners and technical experts to produce a unique survey both of the problems which arise when environmental systems cross international borders and of the transboundary co-operative projects designed to reduce the threat of ecological catastrophe and political conflict between competing neighbours around the world. This book should be of interest to those seeking an understanding of the complex relationship between boundaries, environment and international security.;This collection is based on the proceedings of an international conference held in Singapore in June 1995.

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Part 1 Maritime boundaries and environmental security: regional maritime cooperation post-UNCLOS/UNCED - do boundaries matter any more?, I. Townsend-Gault; the responsibilities of coastal states on ratification/accession to UNCLOS, C. Carleton; confidence-building for cooperation in an environment of conflicting claims to jurisdiction, W.G. Stormont; management of marine living resources - international and regional perspectives on transboundary issues, M. Haward; regional action on land-sourced marine pollution in Southeast Asia - an initial reconnaissance, B. David and C. Williams; combatting pollution in the Mediterranean Sea - an evaluation of coastal state cooperation, G. Blake; international boundaries, resources and environmental security in the Caspian sea, M. Pratt and C. Schofield; the Arctic Ocean and the regime of enclosed and semi-enclosed seas, W.V. Dunlap; environmental protection and interregional cooperation in the Baltic Sea region - the VASAB initiative, J.W. Scott; sea use and environmental security as factors of the delimitaion of the German-Polish maritime boundary, H.J. Buchholz.
Part 2 Environmental security in borderland regions: security, people and resources in a borderlands environment - the case of Myanmar-Thailand, C. Grundy-Warr and A. Rajah; science, technology and economic development in the Laos PDR and prospects for transboundary cooperation, S. Nanthavong and S. Phanousith; transboundary protected area coordination - the experiences in Central America and opportunities in the South China Sea, G. Hearns; NAFTA and North American transboundary environmental management, S.P. Mumme; the Maquiladora industry and environmental degradation in the US-Mexico borderlands, E.J. Williams; regional development for the peace era - Jordanian and Israeli perspective, N. Kliot.
Part 3 Environmental security and international river basins: Mekong River developments - surmounting legal and environmental problems, K.I. Matics; transboundary environmental issues in the Mekong basin, P. Chomchai; the regime of international watercourses - the case of the Ganges from an Asian perspective, N. Islam; environment, security and social conflict - implications for the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros controversy, V.J. Assetto and H. Buryninckx.