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dc.contributor.advisorEsen, Berk
dc.contributor.authorAltıntaş, Yüksel Yasemin
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-28T05:53:25Z
dc.date.available2020-08-28T05:53:25Z
dc.date.copyright2020-08
dc.date.issued2020-08
dc.date.submitted2020-08-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/53956
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of International Relations, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2020.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 111-163).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes how the discovery of hydrocarbon resources in the maritime territories affect interstate conflict based on a paired comparison of: the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the South China Sea conflicts. According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea, littoral states have to define their exclusive economic zones to use their sovereign rights of exploring and exploiting seabed, subsoil, and natural resources out of their territorial waters. In the existence of an exclusive economic zone, maritime boundary delimitations states’ cannot exercise these rights before solving their ongoing disputes. Despite their structural differences in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the South China Sea maritime boundary delimitations, the existence of abundance hydrocarbon resources intensified the existing conflict. The thesis concludes that states’ relative gain calculations determine their actions. A direct ratio exists between the severity of the conflict and the abundance of resources. The findings of the thesis indicate that hydrocarbon sources affect the states' perception of relative gains when the coastal states' believe that their expected earnings will increase; it is observed that they become more demanding in their territorial claims.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Yüksel Yasemin Altıntaşen_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 163 leaves : maps (color) ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectEastern Mediterraneanen_US
dc.subjectEnergyen_US
dc.subjectExclusive economic zoneen_US
dc.subjectMaritime boundary delimitationen_US
dc.subjectSouth China Seaen_US
dc.titleHow does the discovery of hydrocarbon resources in maritime boundary delimitation zones affect interstate conflict?en_US
dc.title.alternativeDeniz sınır bölgelerinde keşfedilen hidrokarbon kaynakları devletlerarası çatışmayı nasıl etkiler?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB160403


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