Research handbook on polar law / edited by Karen N. Scott, David L. VanderZwaag.

Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, [2020]
Research handbooks in environmental law.
Research handbooks in environmental law series
1 online resource (512 pages).
Law -- Polar Regions.
Environmental law -- Social aspects.
Electronic books.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
Edward Elgar Publishing, publisher.
Scott, Karen N., editor.
VanderZwaag, David L., editor.
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