Eagle over the ice : the U.S. in the Antarctic
- Christopher C. Joyner and Ethel R. Theis.
- Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, ©1997.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages) : 1 map
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-296) and index.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The Antarctic Setting
- 3. The Antarctic Treaty
- 4. Making U.S. Antarctic Policy
- 5. Freedom of Scientific Research
- 6. Environmental Interests
- 7. Geostrategic Interests
- 8. Ideological Interests and Ecopolitics
- App. A. The Antarctic Treaty
- App. B. Interview Questions
- App. C. Government and Nongovernment Officials Interviewed for this Study
- App. D. Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings
- App. E. Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties and Acceding States
- App. F. List of Selected Congressional Hearings/Reports on Antarctic Issues 1939-1994
- App. G.U.S. Antarctic Program Funding.
The sprawling land mass at our globe's southernmost extreme is the remotest, coldest, highest, driest, windiest, least inhabited, and most barren of all the world's continents. It is also the most pristine, and its special geographical and environmental character makes Antarctica important for scientific research and also influences policies intended to regulate and husband its use. This study of America's role in developing an international regime for governance and protection of the Antarctic challenges the traditional assumption that pursuit of a state's national interest is often irreconcilable with the pursuit of global interests. Instead, Christopher C. Joyner and Ethel R. Theis suggest, by investing financial and physical resources in Antarctic research that surpass all other nations, the US has taken a leading role in influencing the "interlocking relationship not only between political and security interests, but also among legal, scientific, environmental, and economic interests.".
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- United States > Foreign relations > Antarctica.
- Antarctica > International status.
- Antarctica > Discovery and exploration > American.
- LAW > International.
- Discovery and exploration, American.
- International law.
- Diplomatic relations.
- United States.
- Etats-Unis > Relations extérieures > Antarctique.
- Antarctique > Statut international.
- Antarctique > Découverte et exploration américaines.
- United States > Foreign relations.
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