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Violence at Sea: Unpacking "Piracy" in the Claims of States over Asian Seas

Reid, Anthony

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The contemporary international community is rightly concerned with piracy as a global problem that challenges its system, and needs to be addressed by all. The word "piracy," however, derives specifically from English, and comes out of a particular European experience of interstate rivalry. It translates readily into the major European languages, which used the concept when interacting with each other legally and commercially. Outside of that world, though, the Europeans employed the term to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26689
Book Title: Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers: Violence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas
Access Rights: Open Access

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