The Age of the Arctic: Hot Conflicts and Cold Realities

The Age of the Arctic: Hot Conflicts and Cold Realities

by Gail Osherenko, Oran R. Young
     
 

This is a timely review of the negotiations to create an International Arctic Science Committee from a social, political and human standpoint that provides an in-depth study of contemporary global controversies involving the Arctic. The authors describe the military, political and socio-economic conflicts emerging in the far north and consider the interests of the… See more details below

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This is a timely review of the negotiations to create an International Arctic Science Committee from a social, political and human standpoint that provides an in-depth study of contemporary global controversies involving the Arctic. The authors describe the military, political and socio-economic conflicts emerging in the far north and consider the interests of the four major groups involved: the military, industry, natives, and environmentalists. Possible solutions are discussed, exploring U.S. policy options, the role of non-governmental bodies and opportunities for international cooperation in the Arctic. This book offers a comprehensive and systematic framework for understanding and responding to conflicts in the Arctic and will be essential reading for all interested in this important region of the earth, especially professionals and students involved in political and socioeconomic issues in international arenas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521619714
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Studies in Polar Research Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Setting: 1. Arctic dreams, Arctic realities; Part II. Players and Interests: 2. The Arctic strategic arena: security interests; 3. The Arctic economic frontier: industrial interests; 4. Arctic homelands: native interests; 5. Arctic ecosystems: environmental interests; Part III. Handling Arctic Conflicts: 6. Arctic issues, Arctic conflicts; 7. Private initiatives: Arctic problem solving; 8. Public initiatives: the United States in the age of the Arctic; 9. International initiatives: building Arctic regimes; Notes to Part 3; Epilogue; Index.

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