Contemporary Maritime Piracy in Southeast Asia: History, Causes and Remedies

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Mar 30, 2007 - Political Science - 160 pages
This book explores contemporary maritime piracy in Southeast Asia, demonstrating the utility of using historical context in developing policy approaches that will address the roots of this resurgent phenomenon. The depth and breadth of historical piracy help highlight causative factors of contemporary piracy, which are immersed in the socio-cultural matrix of maritime-oriented peoples to whom piracy is still a "thinkable" option. The threats to life and property posed by piracy are relatively low, but significant given the strategic nature of these waterways that link the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and because piracy is emblematic of broader issues of weak state control in the littoral states of the region. Maritime piracy will never be completely eliminated, but with a progressive economic and political agenda aimed at changing the environment from which piracy is emerging, it could once again become the exception rather than the rule.

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1 Introduction
2 Historical Piracy in Southeast Asia
3 Causative Factors of Contemporary Piracy
4 Conclusions and A Way Forward
App A Background and Further Details of UNCLOS and SUA
App B Piracy Statistics
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Page 9 - Any act of voluntary participation in the operation of a ship or of an aircraft with knowledge of facts making it a pirate ship or aircraft ; (3) Any act of inciting or of intentionally facilitating an act described in sub-paragraph 1 or sub-paragraph 2 of this article.
Page 1 - How darest thou molest the whole world ? But because I do it with a little ship only, I am called a thief; thou doing it with a great navy, art called an emperor.
Page 9 - Any person commits an offence if that person unlawfully and intentionally: (a) seizes or exercises control over a ship by force or threat thereof or any other form of intimidation; or (b) performs an act of violence against a person on board a ship if that act is likely to endanger the safe navigation of that ship; or...

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 Adam J. Young completed his M.A. in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii, USA.

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