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Title Emerging legal orders in the Arctic : the role of non-Arctic actors / Edited by Akiho Shibata, Leilei Zou, Nikolas Sellheim & Marzia Scopelliti
Published New York : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge research in polar law
Routledge research in polar law
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 An ocean in the making: non-Arctic actors and emerging Arctic legal orders; Part I Setting the contexts; 2 The current and future role of non-Arctic states in Arctic governance; 3 The rise of Asia and Arctic legal order-making: political-economic settings; 4 Japan's role in formation and strengthening of Arctic legal orders; 5 China's Arctic policy white paper and its influence on the future of Arctic legal developments
11 Russia's legislative development pertaining to the Northern Sea Route and its interactions with Sino-Russian Arctic cooperationPart IV The universality of science and the Arctic Council; 12 The Arctic Science Cooperation Agreement: a perspective from non-Arctic actors; 13 State Observers and science cooperation in the Arctic Council: same same but different?; 14 China in the Arctic Council: existing problems and prospective solutions; Appendix; Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation (2017)
Part II People(s) in the Arctic6 Our homeland: Arctic indigenous peoples' perspectives on non-Arctic states; 7 Sustaining a conservationist agenda?: NGO influence on Arctic sealing, whaling and hydrocarbon regimes; Part III Arctic marine legal order-making; 8 The Arctic Five-plus-Five process on central Arctic Ocean fisheries negotiations: reflecting the interests of Arctic and non-Arctic actors; 9 Participation in the Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement; 10 The role of transnational knowledge networks and epistemic communities in Arctic shipping governance
Summary More than ever before the changing environmental and political landscape in the Arctic requires stability and foreseeability based on resilient common norms. The emerging legal orders in the Arctic cannot be legitimately created or effectively implemented unless all relevant actors are involved. Simultaneously, it must always be based on respect for the sovereign rights of the eight Arctic states in the region, as well as the tradition and cultural livelihood of the local communities. It is this delicate balance between Arctic and non-Arctic interests that is the core problaematique for the emerging legal orders in the Arctic. Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic critically examines the role of non-Arctic actors in this advancement of the shape and scope of the Arctic legal order. Discussing the admittance and participation of Observer states and organisations in the Arctic Council, including task force meetings where new treaties are negotiated, it details the issues and successes this can result in. Setting up the context of the current legal orders in the Arctic, the book discusses Asian, indigenous and European perspectives, amongst others. There is a strong focus on the groundbreaking fisheries agreement of November 2017 in the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO), and the impact on both Arctic and non-Arctic actors. Interests in marine living resources, scientific cooperation and the Arctic shipping regimes and governance are also thoroughly discussed from multiple perspectives. The book combines the expertise of academics and practitioners in the fields of international law and Arctic governance, uniquely focusing on Asian actors in the Arctic legal order-making. The resulting study is a fascinating insight into the interplay between non-Arctic actors and the Arctic legal order, and will be invaluable to academics in the field of Arctic and international law
Notes Includes index
Akiho Shibata is a Professor of International Law and Director, Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC) at Kobe University, Japan. Leilei Zou is a Professor at Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, China. Nikolas P. Sellheim is a postdoctoral researcher at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), University of Helsinki, Finland. Marzia Scopelliti is a PhD candidate in Law at Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
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Subject International law -- Arctic regions
Law of the sea -- Arctic regions
International law.
LAW / General
LAW / International
LAW / Maritime
Law of the sea.
Arctic regions -- International status
Arctic Regions.
Form Electronic book
Author Shibata, Akiho, 1965- editor
LC no. 2018055129
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