The Law of the Sea: U.S. Interests and Alternatives; Seabed Politics

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The Law of the Sea: U.S. Interests and Alternatives

Edited by Ryan C. Amacher and Richard James Sweeney
American Enterprise Institute, 1976
196 pp. $9.00
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Seabed Politics

By Barry Buzan
Praeger, 1976
311 pp. $20.00
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Few topics have received as much recent attention as the preparation and proceedings of the apparently paralyzed Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. Amacher and Sweeney have edited the papers of a conference held almost two years ago at the American Enterprise Institute. The essays represent the analytic wisdom of expert observers of and participants in the U.N. Conference and summarize current debate in the U.S. Buzan's longer study also concludes in winter 1974-75 and places the political and legal issues in a wider historical context.