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The South China Sea: Regional security dynamics with global significance
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This research aims at explaining the rise of interstate tension related to overlappingsovereignty claims in the South China Sea. The overarching topic is thus regional securitypolicy and the results have been found deductively through the use of regional securitycomplex theory. The thesis is conducted as a case study with process tracing serving as amore specific method. Changes in the pattern of amity and enmity as well as powerbalancing have shown to be two underlying factors for the rise of interstate tension in theregion. The results also demonstrate how the interaction between the regional and globallevel clearly shapes both regional as well as global security dynamics in the case of theSouth China Sea.

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2012. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
South China Sea, RSCT, territorial/maritime disputes, regional security policy
National Category
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89430OAI: diva2:617933
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-25 Created: 2013-04-25 Last updated: 2013-04-25Bibliographically approved

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