ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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THE LAW OF THE SEA-Perceptions of National Interest

THE LAW OF THE SEA Perceptions of National Interest Frederick F Clairmonte John Cavanagh ON the eve of what was billed the final session of the Law of the Sea Conference, the authors argued that it was in the long term interests of transnational corporations (TNCs) to secure a viable treaty. Thus, we predicted that the US government would find accommodation with the treaty by forcing through certain last minute revisions. Judged by the April 1982 US refusal to sign, it would appear that our forecasts were off the mark. How is the gap between prediction and reality to be explained?

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