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International Environmental Politics: Protecting the Antarctic

By: LM Elliott

Macmillan Education Australia

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #39873 | ISBN: 0333594495
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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 analyzes 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. The study also considers what political lessons the Antarctic experience might have for broader concerns in international environmental relations.


List of Tables and Maps - Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - Introduction - International Cooperation and Change - Regime Building: the Antarctic Treaty System - Environmental Protection: Politics and Outcomes - Living 'Resources' and the Limits to Conservation - Antarctic Minerals: Problems and Processes - The Antarctic Minerals Convention (CRAMRA) - Comprehensive Environmental Protection: from CRAMRA to Madrid - The Madrid Protocol ... and after - Conclusion - Appendixes - Endnotes - Bibliography - Index

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