Ocean Politics And Policy

Overview

The world ocean is one of the most important global resources. Without it most life on earth would not survive because the ocean provides temperature regulation and produces oxygen, among other vital functions. However, this life-sustaining resource faces dangerous threats from over fishing, industrial wastes, oil pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

Ocean Politics and Policy covers the major types of pollution, deep sea-bed mining, international jurisdictional disputes, and ...

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Overview

The world ocean is one of the most important global resources. Without it most life on earth would not survive because the ocean provides temperature regulation and produces oxygen, among other vital functions. However, this life-sustaining resource faces dangerous threats from over fishing, industrial wastes, oil pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

Ocean Politics and Policy covers the major types of pollution, deep sea-bed mining, international jurisdictional disputes, and piracy, examining the underlying reasons for these problems and providing practical policy suggestions for reducing their impact. Special focus is placed on historical and contemporary ocean laws, from the concept of "freedom of the seas" to the 2001 Fishery Stock Agreement. Solving the problems facing the world ocean should be a high priority for the international community, and this book provides a starting place for this process.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"…this is a useful reference work for undergraduates…Highly recommended. General readers and undergraduate collections."

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Choice

"An excellent compliation of material on issues affecting the oceans of the world…Recommended for any library."

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Reference & User Services Quarterly

"…part of the Contemporary World Issues series that addresses topics vital to modern society such as genetic engineering, pollution, and biodiversity…The series provides a good first point of reference for research on these issues by high school and college students, scholars, and general readers… The reader needs no special training in ocean politics and policy to appreciate this book, and anyone interested in the World Ocean will gain from referencing it. It should be contained in the reference section of all public and school libraries."

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American Reference Books Annual

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576076224
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Pages: 284
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Currents in Ocean Politics: Oceans in Context 1
2 Making Waves: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions 23
3 Ocean Security Dilemmas: Protecting the Oceans and Human Systems 67
4 Chronology 103
5 People and Events 127
6 Statistics and Data 149
7 Documents 181
8 Directory of Nongovernmental Organizations, Research Institutes, Associations, U.S. Government Agencies, and International Agencies 209
9 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources 233
List of Acronyms 255
Index 257
About the Authors 267
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