Dutton, Ross&Tunsjø (2012): Twenty-First Century Seapower

This book, edited by Peter Dutton, Robert S. Ross and Øystein Tunsjø, offers an assessment of the naval policies of emerging naval powers.
​Title: Twenty-First Century Seapower. ​Cooperation and conflict at sea
Editors: Peter Dutton, Robert Ross, Øystein Tunsjø
Publisher: Routledge/Cass Series: Naval Policy and History
Published: 2012
Number of pages: 344
ISBN:  978-0-415-69812-2 (hardback)/978-0-203-11977-8 (ebook)

Chinese edition

Title: 21 Shiji Haiyang Daguo: Haishang Hezuo yu Zhongtu Guanli
Publisher: Social Science Academic Press, Beijing
Published: 2014
Number of pages: 368
ISBN: 978-7-5097-6472-5

Since the end of the Cold War, China, Japan, India and Russia have begun to challenge the status quo with the acquisition of advanced naval capabilities. The emergence of rising naval powers is a cause for concern, as the potential for great power instability is exacerbated by the multiple maritime territorial disputes among new and established naval powers.

This work explores the underlying sources of maritime ambition through an analysis of various historical cases of naval expansionism. It analyses both the sources and dynamics of international naval competition, and looks at the ways in which maritime stability and the widespread benefits of international commerce and maritime resource extraction can be sustained through the twenty-first century.

This book will be of much interest to students of naval power, Asian security and politics, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general.


Peter Dutton is Associate Professor of Strategic Studies in the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College, Rhode Island.
Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, Associate, John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University. He is author of several books.
Øystein Tunsjø is Associate Professor in the Department of International Security Policy, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies.


1. Introduction, Peter Dutton, Robert S. Ross, Oystein Tunsjo
PART I: Land Powers Go to Sea 
2. The National Security of Secondary Maritime Powers within the Classic European States System, Rolf Hobson and Tom Kristiansen 
3. Geography and Sea Power, Jakub Grygiel 
4. Conflict at Sea: How It Happens and How It Can Be Avoided, Xu Qiyu 

PART II: Emerging Naval Powers: Sources and Objectives of Naval Policies 
5. The Boundaries and Directions of China’s Sea Power, Shi Xiaoqin 
6. India’s Growing Maritime Power: Roots, Objectives and Long-Term Plans, Arun Prakash 
7. Russia’s Naval Ambitions: Driving Forces and Constraints, Katarzyna Zysk 
8. Reluctant Sea Power: Geopolitics in Asia and Japan’s Maritime Strategy, Tetsuo Kotani 

PART III: A New Maritime Strategy for the 21st Century 
9. Defense Of The System: Changing The Geometry Of Great Power Competition, Robert C. Rubel 
10. "NATO: War Fighting, Naval Diplomacy and Multilateral Cooperation at Sea", Geoffrey Till 
11. China’s Maritime Security Policy Making and Maritime Confidence Building Measures, Ren Xiaofeng 
12. Countering Piracy and Armed Robbery in Asia: A Study of Two Areas, Catherine Zara Raymond

PART IV: Managing Contemporary Maritime Security 
13. Applying The Brakes To Naval Rivalry In The Western Pacific: An Agenda For US-China Maritime Partnership, Lyle Goldstein and Michael Chase 
14. Law of the Sea for the 21st Century, Peter Dutton 
15. Freedom of the Sea, Law of the Sea, A Chinese Perspective, Zhang Haiwen and Wu Jilu 16. Confidence Building Measures and Non-Traditional Security Cooperation, Zheng Hong

Publisert 12. november 2012 10:41.. Sist oppdatert 27. juli 2015 11:42.