Science and the Antarctic: Resource Exploitation, Regulatory Lacunae and Environmental Security


Antarctic has arguably been ‘constructed through science’ as a geopolitical and legal space and science has been used as a surrogate for effective occupation, supporting the ‘colonisation’ of Antarctic. Yet science also provided both the motive and the means to negotiate and adopt, at the height of the Cold War, the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, under the auspices of which, a successful, effective and enduring management regime for Antarctic has been developed.



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