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Governing the Antarctic: The Effectiveness and Legitimacy of the Antarctic Treaty System

Edited by: Olav Schram Stokke, Davor Vidas

ISBN13: 9780521572378
ISBN: 0521572371
Published: April 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99



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After thirty-five years the regime based on the Antarctic Treaty is more vigorous than ever. Here leading scholars of international law and international relations examine the effectiveness and legitimacy of this regime by asking two questions: are current changes affecting the regime's ability to cope with major problems in the region, and how do those changes affect its standing amongst parties to the Treaty and in the wider international community? Individual chapters deal with the Antarctic regimes for marine living resources, mineral activities, environmental protection, and tourism. Throughout, a keen eye is kept on how those components interact and reinforce each other. This analysis is supported by in-depth studies of compatibility and tension between the Antarctic Treaty System and the international community at large. It also draws upon case studies of how domestic concerns and decision-making in four selected countries affect international co-operation in the Antarctic.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Part I. Analytical Framework:
1. Effectiveness and legitimacy of international regimes Olav Schram Stokke and Davor Vidas
Part II. The Antarctic Treaty System in the International Community:
2. The ATS in the international community: an overview Davor Vidas
3. The ATS and the law of the sea Davor Vidas
4. The changing roles of NGOs in the ATS Richard Herr
Part III. The Effectiveness of ATS Regimes: Introduction Olav Schram Stokke and Willy Ostreng
5. The effectiveness of CCAMLR Olav Schram Stokke
6. The effectiveness of CRAMRA Christopher C. Joyner
7. The effectiveness of the Protocol on environmental protection to the Antarctic Treaty Francisco Orrego Vicuna
8. The effectiveness of tourism regulation Richard Herr
Part IV. The Legitimacy of ATS Regimes: Introduction Davor Vidas and Willy Ostreng
9. The legitimacy of CCAMLR Bruce Davis
10. The legitimacy of CRAMRA Christopher C. Joyner
11. The legitimacy of the Protocol on environmental protection to the Antarctic Treaty Francisco Orrego Vicuna
12. The legitimacy of tourism regulation Davor Vidas
Part V. Domestic Politics and ATS Change: Introductory assesment Olav Schram Stokke
13. Australian Antarctic policy Richard A. Herr and Bruce Davis
14. Chilean Antarctic policy Maria Teresa Infante
15. Norwegian Antarctic policy Olav Schram Stokke
16. United States Antarctic policy Christopher C. Joyner.