Through a multi-disciplinary approach, this volume studies the management and settlement of conflict and disputes in East Asia. Conflict and disputes exist everywhere in human society. The management and settlement of them has become an imperative. This volume is a significant contribution to a broader understanding of the complexities involved in managing and settling disputes and conflicts at regional, inter-state and intra-state levels in the East Asian region. Drawing on expertise in Peace and Conflict, International Relations, and International Law the volume presents to the reader a general picture of how conflict can be managed at the international and regional levels through various mechanisms, in particular, through prominent regional organizations such as ASEAN. It then moves on to case studies at the regional level including inter-state and intra-state conflicts and disputes. The last part of the volume highlights how states resolve their maritime disputes. This has drawn much attention from the international community due to various factors such as the increasing demand for natural resources from the oceans. These disputes disrupt the smooth development of international relations as well as trigger tensions and confrontation between states.
'This book compiles some of the most important cases of conflict resolution in Southeast Asia. It also deals with a number of important cases involving maritime disputes and their resolution. The case studies that detail China’s and Vietnam’s preferences in maritime dispute resolution will be especially useful in determining likely trajectories and preferred outcomes.' N. Ganesan, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Japan 'Timely, multidisciplinary, and drawing on expertise from the region, this volume brings together many leading specialists on East Asian conflict, international relations, and international law, to examine conflict management and dispute settlement in this critical part of the world. Readers will be convinced of the value of - and need for - more robust, regularized, and peaceful dispute settlement processes in the region.' Bates Gill, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden '... comprehensive and thoughtful... a useful and salient debate... In essence this volume is strong on a discussion of relevant security dynamics during and after the Cold War (with the Korean situation remaining a constant throughout), gives a good sense of ASEAN as a diplomatic community, and also highlights the role of third parties (and particularly third party NGOs) in helping facilitate discussion in instances of sub-state violence.' Contemporary Southeast Asia 'Ramses Amer and Keyuan Zou offer a collection of essays that brings much-needed interdisciplinarity to the subject of conflict management and dispute resolution in East Asia... Conflict management and dispute resolution in the increasingly integrated and globalized region of East Asia will no doubt remain an important issue for some time to come. Each of the essays in this volume is useful on its own to summarize existing knowledge and scholarship. Taken together, they present an insightful picture of the challenges of attempting to resolve local conflicts through international