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Managing the Melting Poles: A study of environmental protection management in the Arctic and Antarctic

Berglund, Sofie LU and Bengtsson Sonesson, Ludwig LU (2016) STVA22 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Despite drastically shrinking ice sheets in both the northern- and southernmost point of our planet, the reactions to it are of quite different character. In the Antarctic, the melting ice is unconditionally linked to global warming and disaster, whilst the Arctic sees unveiling economic opportunities. In this essay, the authors attempt to conclude why the environmental protection policy differs in the two polar zones. Using a customised version of regime theory, they examine the different regime structures in terms of origin, rules, decision-making procedures,norms and principles and compare these findings to actions of regime members. They find that the regimes are in fact polar opposites; differing history, legislature, norms,... (More)
Despite drastically shrinking ice sheets in both the northern- and southernmost point of our planet, the reactions to it are of quite different character. In the Antarctic, the melting ice is unconditionally linked to global warming and disaster, whilst the Arctic sees unveiling economic opportunities. In this essay, the authors attempt to conclude why the environmental protection policy differs in the two polar zones. Using a customised version of regime theory, they examine the different regime structures in terms of origin, rules, decision-making procedures,norms and principles and compare these findings to actions of regime members. They find that the regimes are in fact polar opposites; differing history, legislature, norms, principles and procedures strongly shape the work on environmental protection. (Less)
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author
Berglund, Sofie LU and Bengtsson Sonesson, Ludwig LU
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STVA22 20161
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Arctic, Antarctic, regime theory, environmental protection policy, natural resources
language
English
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8873117
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2017-01-12 10:07:12
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  abstract     = {Despite drastically shrinking ice sheets in both the northern- and southernmost point of our planet, the reactions to it are of quite different character. In the Antarctic, the melting ice is unconditionally linked to global warming and disaster, whilst the Arctic sees unveiling economic opportunities. In this essay, the authors attempt to conclude why the environmental protection policy differs in the two polar zones. Using a customised version of regime theory, they examine the different regime structures in terms of origin, rules, decision-making procedures,norms and principles and compare these findings to actions of regime members. They find that the regimes are in fact polar opposites; differing history, legislature, norms, principles and procedures strongly shape the work on environmental protection.},
  author       = {Berglund, Sofie and Bengtsson Sonesson, Ludwig},
  keyword      = {Arctic,Antarctic,regime theory,environmental protection policy,natural resources},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Managing the Melting Poles: A study of environmental protection management in the Arctic and Antarctic},
  year         = {2016},
}