The Antarctic Treaty Regime: Law, Environment and Resources

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The Antarctic Treaty regime is a uniquely successful legal system which preserves Antarctica for peaceful purposes and guarantees freedom of scientific research. This volume based on an international conference, examines the legal, political and environmental issues that it raises. After setting the scene of the Antarctic environment, the early chapters discuss the legal issues involved in the Treaty. Later chapters consider protection of the marine environment and the regulation of mineral exploitation. The book concludes with a discussion of Antarctica and its development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521100083
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/18/2009
  • Series: Studies in Polar Research Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Antarctica: physical environment and scientific research: 1. Introduction; 2. The Antarctic physical environment D. J. Drewry; 3. Scientific opportunities in the Antarctic R. M. Laws; Part II. The Antarctic Treaty regime: legal issues: 4. Introduction; 5. The Antarctic scene: legal and political facts R. Trolle-Andersen; 6. The Antarctic Treaty system: a viable alternative for the regulation of resource-oriented activities F. Orrego Vicuna; 7. The relevance of Antarctica to the lawyer Hazel Fox; 8. The Antarctic Treaty system: some jurisdictional problems G. D. Triggs; Part III. The Antarctic Treaty regime: protecting the marine environment: 9. Introduction; 10. The Antarctic Treaty system as a resource management mechanism J. A. Gulland; 11. Regulated development and conservation of Antarctic resources M. W. Holdgate; 12. Recent developments in Antarctic conservation W. N. Bonner; 13. Environmental protection and the future of the Antarctic: new approaches and perspectives are necessary J. N. Barnes; Part IV. The Antarctic Treaty regime: minerals regulation: 14. Introduction; 15. Antarctic mineral resources: negotiations for a mineral resources regime A. D. Watts; 16. Mineral resources: commercial prospects for Antarctic minerals F. G. Larminie; 17. Negotiation of a minerals regime G. D. Triggs; Part V. Whither Antarctica? Future policies: 18. Introduction; 19. Current and future problems arising from activities in the Antarctic J. A. Heap; 20. Antarctica: the claims of 'expertise' versus 'interest' Zain-Azraai; 21. Whither Antarctica? Alternative strategies J. R. Rowland; Part VI: 22. Conclusion.

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