The emergence of international ocean regime and the change of power concept in international society - The case of United Nations convention on the law of the sea SCOPUS KCI

Title
The emergence of international ocean regime and the change of power concept in international society - The case of United Nations convention on the law of the sea
Author(s)
Kang, R.; Park, S.W.; Yang, H.C.
KIOST Author(s)
Park, Seong Wook(박성욱)Yang, Hee Cheol(양희철)
Publication Year
2006
Abstract
As the political arguments on international power concept has gradually been deepened, the role of international regimes, defined as principles, norms, rules, and decision-making procedures around which nation-actors' expectations converge in a given issue-area, has also been reinforced. There are many ways of understanding about international regimes. In terms of realistic theories, international regimes are one of methods of maintaining hegemonic power order of hegemonic nation and in terms of liberalistic theories, international regimes are understood as the products of mutual inter-dependence of nations in changing international society. As a matter of fact, if we take structural causes and regime consequences into severe consideration, we can find not a few characteristics of international regimes, such as security regime, world trade and finance regime, ocean regime, environmental regime, human right regime, etc. This paper will examine the changing concept of power after World War II in three categories of hard power (military power), meta power (regime creating power), and soft power (advanced in cultural, diplomatical, and technological power). This paper will provide the evidence of why the changing power concepts will be strongly related with the emergence of international regimes. The UN convention on the law of the sea will chosen as a standard case of the ocean regime and it's regime structure and role will also be analysed in both realistic and liberalistic theories. Futhermore, the nations' interests involved in the UN convention on the law of the sea will be analytically classified and finally a future prospectus of the UN convention on the law of the sea as an ocean regime will be tested.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4951
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2006.28.3.273
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.28, no.3, pp.273 - 285, 2006
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Subject
coastal zone management; continental shelf; Exclusive Economic Zone; Law of the Sea
Keywords
Continental shelf; Exclusive economic zone; Hard power; Hegemonic nation; Inter-dependence; Liberalistic theory; Meta power; Realistic theory; Soft power; UN convention on the law of the sea
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Review
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Law of the Sea,Marine Policy,해양법,해양정책

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