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WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 149–150 | Cite as

Natalie Klein (ed): Maritime security and the law of the sea

Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-19-956653-2, pp. xxvi/350, Hardcover GBP 70
  • Maximo Q. MejiaJr.
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Prof. Natalie Klein’s Maritime security and the law of the sea explores how maritime security as an inclusive claim, that is, an issue of near-universal concern to the world community, influences the interpretation and application of the law of the sea. The expansion of the nature and scope of maritime security threats beyond issues of sovereignty and territorial integrity is testing traditional views of the rights and duties of various parties in the different maritime zones. In her book, Klein argues for a need to reconsider some of the basic tenets of the modern law of the sea—flag state authority and coastal state sovereignty—in the context of shared maritime security interests.

Professor Klein adroitly pursues this argument through the book's seven chapters. She begins in Chapter 1 by elucidating the book’s two central concepts: maritime security and how it relates to the law of the sea. She surveys definitions offered by different writers before presenting her own definition of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.World Maritime UniversityMalmöSweden

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