Towards Principled Oceans Governance: Australian and Canadian Approaches and Challenges

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Donald R. Rothwell, David L. VanderZwaag
Taylor & Francis, Sep 12, 2006 - Law - 400 pages

Australia and Canada have been at the forefront of efforts to operationalize integrated oceans and coastal management. Throughout the 1990s both countries devoted considerable effort to developing strategies to give effect to international ocean management obligations.

This key book focuses on principles of marine environmental conservation and management, maritime regulation and enforcement, and regional maritime planning and implementation. With contributions from respected scholars, this informative book collectively assesses the obligations, compliance, implementation and trends in international ocean law, particularly in giving effect to an Oceans Policy, regional maritime planning, international oceans governance, and maritime security. This book will be of interest to all academics involved with maritime studies and international law.

About the author (2006)

Donald R. Rothwell, Ph.D., is Challis Professor of International Law, University of Sydney, Australia, and Director of the Sydney Centre for International and Global Law. He is a past president of the Australian New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL), and member of the Commission on Environmental Law, World Conservation Union (IUCN).

David L. VanderZwaag is Research Chair in Ocean Law and Governance, Dalhousie University, Australia. He is a member of the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL), World Conservation Union (IUCN) and presently chairs the IUCN Specialist Group on Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs.

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