Donut Holes in Law of the Sea
Mapping / Maritime Borders / Sea Law

Donut Holes in Law of the Sea

Donut Holes in Law of the Sea. Donut holes in international waters Sovereignty over land defines nation states sinceĀ 1648. In contrast, sovereign right over the sea was formalised only inĀ 1982. While land borders are well-known, sea borders escape the limelight. Any littoral state claims the area stretching 200 nautical miles from its coast. This area … Continue reading

Terra-forming Islands in the South China Sea, or the Future of International Law in the Age of Anthropocene
Maritime Borders / Sea Law

Terra-forming Islands in the South China Sea, or the Future of International Law in the Age of Anthropocene

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
As per our disciplinary formations, IR scholars often indoctrinate instruct their students with the assumption that anarchy is a constant in international relations. The use of the term, however, generally assumes that there are natural/material constants within the international that transcend central concepts of sovereignty, power, and choice/preference.…

Upcoming ‘Wet Ontologies’ articles & talks
Ocean Studies / Sea Law

Upcoming ‘Wet Ontologies’ articles & talks

Two articles from my ‘Wet Ontologies’ project, both co-authored with Kimberley Peters, are due for publication in the next month or two: ‘Wet Ontologies, Fluid Dynamics: Giving Depth to Volume through Oceanic Thinking’, which will be published in Environment and Planning D: Society & Space, and a companion paper, ‘Volume and Vision: Toward a Wet…