Changing Trends in Antarctic Research

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A. Elzinga
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 20, 2007 - Science - 163 pages
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The core of this volume is a report from a symposium held at the University of Goteborg in the Fall of 1991. It deals with the interplay of science and politics and how^ such interplay affects research agendas. The focus is on polar research in Antarctica, a continent that has been much in the news during the past couple of years. It gives me particular pleasure to thank all the speakers who took part in the program. All of them have many commitments and involvements in international polar research and the protection of Antarctica for its scientific and aesthetic values. The fact that such a distinguished group has been willing to come to Goteborg, to my mind attests to the importance and timeliness of our topic and the relevance of epistemological and policy issues in this field. A presentation of each speaker and author is made within the relevant chapters in the text. My interest in the Antarctic has its origins in discussions with Anders Karlqvist, the Director of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariate at the Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm. Anders and I had worked together in the early 80's in a program on Technology and Culture, among other at the Research Policy Institute in Lund. At the time he was with the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (FRN), its Committee for Future Oriented Research headed by Torsten Hagerstrand.
 

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Contents

The Politics of Science in Polar Regions by Aant Elzinga
7
The Role of Science in the Negotiations of the Antarctic Treaty
31
Relevance Pressures and the Strategic Orientation of Research
41
The Place of Regulation in Relationship to Science
55
The Place of Science in an Environmentally Regulated
61
Focussing an Antarctic Research Program the Australian
71
Geoscience Basic Research or Commercial Prospecting?
81
Multidisciplinary and multicountry perspectives based
91
The SciencePolitics Interface in Development
103
Science in an Environmentally Regulated Continent
111
The Australian Antarctic Research Program in Focus
118
Environmentally Driven or Environmentally Benign
129
Some Views on Antarctic Research
140
List of Participants
153
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