Multilateral Management of Northeast Asian Seas: Problems and Prognosis

  • Mark J. Valencia
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Northeast Asia 1 is almost unique for its lack of regional institutions. Bilateralism dominates both political and economic relations. Indeed the region is remarkable for “its combination of several quite highly industrialized societies, with a regional international society so impoverished in its development that it compares poorly with even Africa and the Middle East.” 2 This impoverishment reflects the conflicts among the governments in the region, particularly, between the divided countries, which create enormous obstacles to the establishment of regional regimes and institutions.


Marine Pollution International Maritime Organization Regional Cooperation Fishing Vessel Maritime Safety 
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