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National Security and International Environmental Cooperation in the Arctic-The Cooperation in the Arctic-The Case of the Northern Sea Route

Series: Environment & Policy Volume: 16

Edited By: Willy Ostreng


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95669 | ISBN: 0792355288
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About this book

The basic objective of this book is to place the Northern Sea Route, as the largest scale economic endeavour of the North, into the broader picture of contemporary Arctic politics. The book's overall focus is on the issue-specific needs, properties and interactional patterns that currently exist between the two driving forces underlying regional politics: the urge to achieve an adequate level of environmental protection in order to sustain an eco-system of unique fragility, and the need to utilise regional environmental features for the sake of preserving national security. The book is thus a study of national security and international environmental cooperation, both alone and in a variety of conceptual combinations, including environmental security, sustainable security, extended security and cooperative security.


Introductory Chapter: International use of the Northern Sea Route: What is the Problem; W. Ostreng. 1. National Security and the Evolving Issues of Arctic Environment and Cooperation; W. Ostreng. 2. Russian Security Policy 1945-96: The Role of the Arctic, the Environment and the NSR; R. Vartanov, et al. 3. Environment and Security in Arctic Waters: A Canadian Perspective; F. Griffiths. 4. Norwegian Security Policy: The Role of the Arctic, the Environment and the NSR; W. Ostreng. 5. Environment in the U.S. Discourse on Security: The Case of the Missing Arctic Waters; F. Griffiths. 6. Danish Security Policy: The Role of the Arctic, the Environment and Arctic Navigation; W. Ostreng. 7. The NSR in the Context of Arctic Environmental Cooperation and National Security: Some Concluding Remarks; W. Ostreng. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index.

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