Piracy in Southeast Asia: Status, Issues, and Responses

Piracy in Southeast Asia: Status, Issues, and Responses

Piracy in Southeast Asia: Status, Issues, and Responses

Piracy in Southeast Asia: Status, Issues, and Responses

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Over the past decade, considerable attention in the media has been devoted to the problem of maritime piracy, particularly as it has been manifested in the waters of Southeast Asia. This renewed attention to piracy reflects reports of a resurgence in armed attacks on vessels at sea by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). Surprisingly, while the upsurge in piracy has attracted considerable attention from governments, military experts, and the media, the record of academic publication on piracy in the region is relatively sparse.

The intent of the series of which this volume is the first instalment is to foster new and innovative academic research and writing on the topic of piracy, particularly in Asia. As a foundational volume, this book has the function of bridging the existing efforts piracy studies and the new programme of research and publication that will underpin the series on piracy. The first task of this volume is thus to provide an overview of current knowledge and key themes in Southeast Asian piracy studies in order to provide a reference resource for those working on the topic. The second task is to indicate, in a preliminary manner, important new avenues for research, including those as yet untraveled.

In its role of providing an overview of the field, the volume has brought together contributions that are grounded in the core concerns of . . .

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