Saturday, January 16, 2021

Scott & VanderZwaag: Research Handbook on Polar Law

Karen N. Scott
(Univ. of Canterbury - Law) & David L. VanderZwaag (Dalhousie Univ. - Law) have published Research Handbook on Polar Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

This timely Research Handbook explores the concept of polar law as a coherent body of law and as a set of rules and principles that applies to both the Arctic and Antarctic. It captures the evolution of polar law and policy, identifying future directions for research in this emerging and growing field.

Expert international contributors analyse the concept of polar law across a range of areas including human rights, bioprospecting, tourism, environmental protection and fisheries management. They examine how Antarctic and Arctic regional regimes contribute to polar law, scrutinizing international treaties, agreements and arrangements. With a focus on the evolution of polar law in the context of the Anthropocene, chapters cover key issues related to the poles, such as climate change, minerals exploration and boundary disputes. Demonstrating the benefits of polar as opposed to bipolar law, this Research Handbook provides a critical assessment of contemporary challenges to the field.