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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change

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Edited by: T. Stephens, David L. VanderZwaag

ISBN13: 9781781955444
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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This timely book provides a cutting-edge assessment of how the dynamic ocean regions at the highest latitudes on earth are being managed in an era of unprecedented environmental change. The Arctic and Southern oceans are experiencing transformative environmental change as a result of climate change and ocean acidification. As areas of unparalleled environmental, cultural and scientific value, they are crucibles for testing how integrated, eco-systemic governance frameworks can be developed to meet and address volatile environmental, political and economic challenges. Drawing especially on Australian and Canadian experiences in polar oceans management through multilateral global and regional institutions, the book identifies policy options for improving the governance of the Arctic and Southern Oceans. In offering a pioneering 'bipolar' assessment of environmental management at both Polar Regions, this important book will be an essential resource for policymakers, scholars and students actively engaged in discussion and debate on the future of polar oceans governance in the Anthropocene.

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Environmental Law
Foreword Tony Press
Foreword Bernie Funston
Map One. Maritime Jurisdiction and Boundaries in the Arctic Region
Map Two. Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
1. Polar Oceans Governance: Shifting Seascapes, Hazy Horizons Tim Stephens and David L. VanderZwaag

2. Environmental Change and Governance Challenges in the Southern Ocean Marcus Haward and Julia Jabour
3. Environmental Change in the Arctic Region Lorne Kriwoken

4. Rising Temperatures, Rising Tensions: Power Politics and Regime Building in the Arctic Rob Huebert
5. Power Politics in the Antarctic Treaty System Melissa Weber

6. Is Joint Development Possible in the Arctic? Rizal Abdul Kadir
7. From Hydrocarbons to Psychrophiles: The 'Scramble' for Antarctic and Arctic Resources David Leary
8. Polar Continental Shelves: Australian and Canadian Challenges and Opportunities Tim Stephens
9. The IMO's PSSA Mechanism and the Debate over the Northwest Passage Suzanne Lalonde

PART IV: DEVELOPING NATIONAL AND FOREIGN POLICY RESPONSES 10. Inuit Perspectives on the Governance in the Canadian Arctic Shelley Wright
11. Arctic Climate Governance: Can the Canary in the Coal Mine Lift Canada's Head out of the Sand(s)? Meinhard Doelle
12. Coastal State Jurisdiction and the Polar Code: A Test Case for Oceans Governance? Rosemary Rayfuse
13. Canada, the United States and International Law of the Sea in the Arctic Ocean Ted L. McDorman
14. Middle Powers and Oceans Policy: Australian Perspectives on Antarctic Competition and Cooperation Donald R. Rothwell

PART V: THE FUTURE OF POLAR OCEANS GOVERNANCE 15. The Durability of the 'Antarctic Model' and Southern Ocean Governance Ruth Davis
16. The Arctic Council and the Future of Arctic Ocean Governance: Edging Forward in a Sea of Governance Challenges David L. VanderZwaag