This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance. It seeks to understand the interests of new players in Antarctic affairs such as China, India, Korea and Malaysia, and how other key players such as Russia and the USA or claimant states such as New Zealand or France are coping in the new global order.
Antarctica is the world's fifth largest continent and its territories are claimed by seven different states. Since 1961 Antarctica has been managed under the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), a regime which, according to its critics, by the terms of its membership effectively excludes most of the nations of the world.
This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance, and is organized thematically into three sections:
The Emerging Politics of Antarctica will be of interest to students and scholars of international politics, polar studies and foreign policy studies.
Preface: Anne-Marie Brady Part 1: Antarctic Politics in the Current World Order 1. The Antarctic Treaty: Challenges, Coordination, and Congruity Marcus Haward Part 2: Antarctica and Competing Foreign Policy Objectives 2. China's Rise in Antarctica? Anne-Marie Brady 3. India and Antarctica: Towards Post-Colonial Engagement? Sanjay Chaturvedi 4. South Korea's Strategic Interests in Antarctica, Anne-Marie Brady and Kim Seungryeul 5. Malaysia Turns to Science to Re-engage with the Antarctic Treaty System BA Hamzah 6. United States foreign policy interests in Antarctica Christopher C. Joyner 7. Russia, the post-Soviet world, and Antarctica Irina Gan 8. New Zealand's Antarctica Anne-Marie Brady 9. The French Connection-the role of France in the Antarctic Treaty System Chavelli Sulikowski Part 3: Burning Issues on the Antarctic Ice 10. Rallying Round a Flag? Scientific Internationalism in Word and Deed Aant Elzinga 11. Titanic Part II? Tourism, Uncertainty, and Insecurity in Antarctica Jane Verbitsky 12. Biological prospecting in the Antarctic: Fair Game? Julia Jabour