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Routledge Research in Polar Law


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Publishing cutting edge research in law relating to the Polar Regions, the Routledge Research in Polar Law Series examines key issues in Polar Governance, Environmental Law, Shipping and Law of the Sea, Natural Resources Law, and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and is intended to contribute to the dissemination of research in Polar Law and Policy.

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Non-Governmental Actors in International Climate Change Law The Case of Arctic Indigenous Peoples

Non-Governmental Actors in International Climate Change Law: The Case of Arctic Indigenous Peoples

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Marzia Scopelliti
July 29, 2021

Focusing on how to improve the participation of non-governmental actors in the making of international climate change laws, this book is a conversation on the relevance of a human rights-based approach to international climate change law-making. The book considers a possible reform of the United ...

Emerging Pathogens at the Poles Disease and International Trade Law

Emerging Pathogens at the Poles: Disease and International Trade Law

1st Edition

By Alexandra L. Carleton
January 14, 2021

Emerging Pathogens at the Poles: Disease and International Trade Law explores the applicability and possible complicating issues of the SPS Protocol to the Polar Regions in light of emerging pathogeneses and unknown host and environmental susceptibility and resilience. It examines the current ...

Philosophies of Polar Law

Philosophies of Polar Law

1st Edition

Edited By Dawid Bunikowski, Alan D. Hemmings
July 23, 2020

Analysing the most important concepts and problems of the philosophy of polar law, this book focuses on the legal regimes relating to both the Arctic and Antarctic. The book addresses the most fundamental concepts and problems of polar law, looking beyond the apparent biophysical similarities and ...

China’s Role in the Arctic Observing and Being Observed

China’s Role in the Arctic: Observing and Being Observed

1st Edition

By Nong Hong
May 12, 2020

This book explores the growing interests of China in the Arctic and examines the nature of its interests and motivations in maintaining its involvement and presence in the region. The new geopolitical landscape of the Arctic today is a significant departure from the great power politics that ...

Regulation of Extractive Industries Community Engagement in the Arctic

Regulation of Extractive Industries: Community Engagement in the Arctic

1st Edition

Edited By Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Anne Merrild Hansen
March 04, 2020

This book intends to inform the key participants in extractive projects – namely, the communities, the host governments and the investors – about good practice for effective community engagement, based on analysis of international standards and expectations, lessons from selected case-studies and ...

Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic The Role of Non-Arctic Actors

Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic: The Role of Non-Arctic Actors

1st Edition

Edited By Akiho Shibata, Leilei Zou, Nikolas Sellheim, Marzia Scopelliti
April 16, 2019

More than ever before the changing environmental and political landscape in the Arctic requires stability and foreseeability based on resilient common norms. The emerging legal orders in the Arctic cannot be legitimately created or effectively implemented unless all relevant actors are involved. ...

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