The Arctic has again become one of the leading issues on the international foreign policy agenda, in a manner unseen since the Cold War. Drawing on the perspectives of geopolitics and international law, this Handbook offers fresh insights and perspectives on the most pressing issues, grouped under the headings of political ascendancy, climate and environmental issues, resources and energy, and the response and policies of affected countries. With the combined expertise of leading scholars in international relations and international law of the Arctic, the book covers key topics such as climate change, energy, indigenous issues, jurisdiction, marine resources, pollution and preparedness, and emergency response. Students, academics, political scientists and international lawyers working on Arctic affairs will find this ground breaking Handbook to be of essential reading. It will also be of interest to other social scientists, such as geographers, sociologists, and anthropologists.
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Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd