Delimiting the territorial seas of island states: an analysis of the archipelago concept under public international law.
Wimberley, Bennie Charles.
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The law of the sea, as it has developed through the centuries, is "best characterized, not as a mere static "body of absolute prescriptions, hut more appropriately as a living, growing system of customary law, the roots of which are grounded in the claims, practices and sanctioning expectations of individual states. The regime governing the seas is, therefore, highly changeable,, being subject to constant shifts in the demands and expectations of states as affected by the imperatives of developing social, economic, technological and other interests and conditions.
This thesis document was issued under the authority of another institution, not NPS. At the time it was written, a copy was added to the NPS Library collection for reasons not now known. It has been included in the digital archive for its historical value to NPS. Not believed to be a CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) title.