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The Greening of Antarctica: Assembling an International Environment

Alessandro Antonello


The Greening of Antarctica investigates the development of an international regime of environmental protection and management for Antarctica between the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 and the signing of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in 1980. During those two decades the parties to the Antarctic Treaty and an international community of scientists surrounding the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research reimagined Antarctica from being a cold, sterile, and abiotic wilderness into a fragile and extensive regional ecosystem. This book investigat ... More

Keywords: Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Antarctic Treaty, environmental diplomacy, science and diplomacy, conservation, sovereignty, territoriality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190907174
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190907174.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alessandro Antonello, author
McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne