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International Environmental Politics

Protecting the Antarctic


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lorraine M. Elliott
    Pages 1-4
  3. Lorraine M. Elliott
    Pages 5-24
  4. Lorraine M. Elliott
    Pages 25-49
  5. Lorraine M. Elliott
    Pages 50-81
  6. Lorraine M. Elliott
    Pages 102-120
  7. Lorraine M. Elliott
    Pages 121-161
  8. Lorraine M. Elliott
    Pages 196-205
  9. Lorraine M. Elliott
    Pages 206-214
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 215-336

About this book


While environmental protection has been a focus of decision-making under the Antarctic Treaty, the rules adopted did not engender an effective protection regime. This book examines the international politics of environmental protection in the Antarctic. It analyses recent events, including the demise of the Antarctic Minerals Convention and the negotiation of the Madrid Protocol which hold out the hope of much improved protection of the fragile Antarctic environment. This study also considers what political lessons the Antarctic experience might have for broader concerns in international environmental relations.


cooperation decision-making environment environmental protection gender international cooperation politics

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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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