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Research Handbook on Polar Law

Edited by: Karen N. Scott, David L. Vanderzwaag

ISBN13: 9781803927459
Published: May 2022
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2020)
Price: £47.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781788119580



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This timely Research Handbook explores the concept of polar law as a coherent body of law and as a set of rules and principles that applies to both the Arctic and Antarctic. It captures the evolution of polar law and policy, identifying future directions for research in this emerging and growing field.

Expert international contributors analyse the concept of polar law across a range of areas including human rights, bioprospecting, tourism, environmental protection and fisheries management. They examine how Antarctic and Arctic regional regimes contribute to polar law, scrutinizing international treaties, agreements and arrangements. With a focus on the evolution of polar law in the context of the Anthropocene, chapters cover key issues related to the poles, such as climate change, minerals exploration and boundary disputes. Demonstrating the benefits of polar as opposed to bipolar law, this Research Handbook provides a critical assessment of contemporary challenges to the field.

Incorporating a diverse range of themes and topics, this Research Handbook will be a valuable resource for academics and students of polar law as well as those interested in how international law applies to the polar regions. It will also be beneficial for diplomats and policy makers working in polar law and policy fields.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. Introduction to Polar Law
Karen N. Scott and David L. VanderZwaag
2. Polar Regions in the Anthropocene
Colin Summerhayes, Jan Zalasiewicz, Davor Vidas and Mark Williams
3. The Antarctic Treaty System
Jill Barrett
4. Arctic Regional Agreements and Arrangements
Timo Koivurova, Pirjo Kleemola-Juntunen and Stefan Kirchner
5. People at the Poles
Sara L. Seck and Sarah L. MacLeod
6. Polar science diplomacy
Paul Arthur Berkman
7. The Arctic Ocean unscrambled: competing claims and boundary disputes
Ted L. McDorman and Clive Schofield
8. Antarctic: competing claims and boundary disputes
Shirley V. Scott
9. Emerging and non-traditional actors at the Poles
Nengye Liu
10. Southern Ocean fisheries
Marcus Haward
11. The evolving management of fisheries in the Arctic
Alf Håkon Hoel
12. Marine mammals at the Poles
Richard Caddell
13. Non-living resources and the Poles
Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Scott Joblin
14. Bioprospecting at the Poles
David Leary
15. Polar cruise tourism
Daniela Liggett and Emma J. Stewart
16. Principles of environmental protection at the Poles
Robin Warner
17. Marine protected area networks at the Poles
Suzanne Lalonde
18. Polar shipping law
Kristin Bartenstein and Aldo Chircop
19. Global trajectories of chemical pollution: legal gaps and complexities in the Polar context
Sabaa A. Khan and Seita Romppanen
20. Climate change and the Poles
Rosemary Rayfuse
21. Ocean acidification at the Poles: regional responses to marine environmental change in the Anthropocene
Tim Stephens
22. Evolution of a Polar Law
Donald R. Rothwell and Alan D. Hemmings

Index