Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System 50 Years of Influence

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2012-01-01
Publisher(s): University of New South Wales Press
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The Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) has been a notably successful international collaboration that has fostered scientific discovery, environmental protection andmost of allpeace, while enabling national interest and endeavor. Published to coincide with the Antarctic Treaty's 50th anniversary, this record examines Australia's crucial contributions to the ATS throughout its historyincluding legal, diplomatic, historical, environmental, and scientific assistance. Filling the gap of Australia's involvement in Antarctic politics and diplomacy, this book will especially interest historians, policy makers, and international law specialists.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. Vii
Forewordp. Xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. Xvi
Introductionp. 1
'Our great frozen neighbour': Australia and Antarctica before the Treaty, 1880-1945p. 9
Sovereigntyp. 48
Australia and the negotiation of the Antarctic Treatyp. 68
Lawp. 97
Already a special case? Australian Antarctic policy in the first decade of the Antarctic Treatyp. 118
Sciencep. 138
Managing marine living resources, the 1970s-1990sp. 164
Mappingp. 181
Australia, the United Nations and the Question of Antarcticap. 202
Resourcesp. 222
Mining and 'World Park Antarctica', 1982-1991p. 243
Diplomacyp. 274
The Protocol in action, 1991-2010p. 300
Environmentp. 320
Australia's Antarctic futurep. 334
Culturep. 346
Australian Antarctic timelinep. 373
Acronymsp. 382
Referencesp. 385
Indexp. 399
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