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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Polar Geopolitics? Knowledges, Resources and Legal Regimes

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Edited by: Richard C. Powell, Klaus Dodds

ISBN13: 9781781009406
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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The polar regions (the Arctic and Antarctic) have enjoyed widespread public attention in recent years as issues of conservation, sustainability, resource speculation and geopolitical manoeuvring have all garnered considerable international media interest. This critical collection of new and original papers - the first of its kind - offers a comprehensive exploration of these and other topics, consolidating the emergent field of polar geopolitics. The expert international contributors to this volume offer a range of insightful comparative, interdisciplinary and global perspectives on polar issues.

Key topics discussed include resource extraction, regime formation, knowledge construction, border issues, governance and treaties, and indigenous livelihoods. Contributions from scholars of history, geography, political science, anthropology and international law make this a truly comprehensive take on the current state and future prospects of both the polar regions and polar geopolitics as a distinct discipline. Students and professors of geopolitics, political science and geography - especially those with an interest in the polar regions - will find much of value in this book's concrete expression of a new and fascinating field.

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Public International Law
1. Polar Geopolitics Richard C. Powell and Klaus Dodds
2. The Polar Regions and the Law of the Sea Donald R. Rothwell
3. Defining and Recognizing the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf in the Polar Regions Harald Brekke
4. Re-justifying the Antarctic Treaty System for the 21st Century Alan D. Hemmings
5. Adapting Governance and Regulation of the Marine Arctic Erik J. Molenaar

6. 'We Have Proved It, the Arctic is Ours' Andrew Foxall
7. Maintaining Hegemony at a Distance Philip E. Steinberg
8. 'Securing' Geography Berit Kristoffersen
9. The Reluctant Arctic Citizen Sverker Sorlin
10. China, Canada and Framings of Arctic Geopolitics Chih Yuan Woon
11. (Re)Assembling Britain's 'Arctic' Duncan Depledge
12. Connecting Southern Frontiers Matt Benwell
13. Militant Geography and Frontier Vigilantism Klaus Dodds

14. Northern Geopolitics Lassi Heininen
15. Making Sense of Contemporary Greenland Jeppe Strandsbjerg
16. Pipeline Politics in Northwest Canada Mark Nuttall
17. Narratives, Bureaucracies and Indigenous Legal Orders Hannah Strauss and Nuccio Mazzullo