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Research Handbook on Polar Law

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Research Handbook on Polar Law

9781788119580 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Karen N. Scott, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and David L. VanderZwaag, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Ocean Law and Governance, Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Canada
Publication Date: December 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78811 958 0 Extent: c 576 pp
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.

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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.
Critical Acclaim
‘The political, social and physical context of the polar regions makes the application of laws there distinctive. There are homelands, disputed territories, fertile oceans, unique lifeforms and electric skies, connected by icy nature-scapes. They have hidden riches of scientific information about our world that is of universal importance. This book, edited by Karen Scott and David VanderZwaag, brings the best authors on polar topics together to highlight points of convergence and divergence essential for a comprehensive understanding of legal custodianship.’
– Julia Jabour, University of Tasmania, Australia
Contributors
Contributors include: J. Barrett, K. Bartenstein, P.A. Berkman, R. Caddell, A. Chircop, M. Haward, A.D. Hemmings, A.H. Hoel, S. Joblin, R.L. Johnstone, S.A. Khan, S. Kirchner, T. Koivurova P. Kleemola-Juntunen, S. Lalonde, D. Leary, D. Liggett, N. Liu, S. MacLeod, T.L. McDorman, R. Rayfuse, S. Romppanen, D.R. Rothwell, C. Schofield, K.N. Scott, S.V. Scott, S.L Seck, T. Stephens, E.J. Stewart, C. Summerhayes, D.L. VanderZwaag, D. Vidas, R. Warner, M. Williams, J. Zalasiewicz


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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 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

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