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

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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.
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  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 32mm | 880g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521572371
  • 9780521572378
  • 1,341,999

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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 ability of this regime to cope with major problems in the region, and how do those changes affect its standing among parties to the Treaty and in the wider international community? Individual chapters deal with Antarctic regimes for marine living resources, mineral activities, environmental protection and tourism. Throughout, a keen eye is kept on how these 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 cooperation in the Antarctic.
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Table of 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.
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"Governing the Antarctic is a very ambitious work, which demonstrates careful planning by the editors and project team in bringing together a coordinated collection of essays....the book is very well written and is the product of very thorough scholarship by all participants." Donald R. Rothwell, The American Journal of International Law "...this book would make a valuable addition to the library of any serious student of the seventh continent." Tom Cioppa, Journal of Environment & Development
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