The Emerging Politics of Antarctica
Anne- Marie Brady
Routledge, Nov 27, 2012 - Political Science - 264 pages
This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance. It seeks to understand the interests of new players in Antarctic affairs such as China, India, Korea and Malaysia, and how other key players such as Russia and the USA or claimant states such as New Zealand or France are coping in the new global order.
Antarctica is the world's fifth largest continent and its territories are claimed by seven different states. Since 1961 Antarctica has been managed under the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), a regime which, according to its critics, by the terms of its membership effectively excludes most of the nations of the world.
This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance, and is organized thematically into three sections:
The Emerging Politics of Antarctica will be of interest to students and scholars of international politics, polar studies and foreign policy studies.
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PART I Antarctic politics in the current world order
PART II Antarctica and competing foreign policy objectives