xviii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780754673996 alkaline paper 0754673995 alkaline paper 9780754691747 ebook 0754691748 ebook
Global interdisciplinary studies series.
"Providing case study analyses of the politics of science in and around the International Polar Year of 2007-2008, this volume makes a distinct contribution to ongoing research focusing on the relationship between science, international politics, law and history. The contributors combine both interdisciplinary and multi-theoretical approaches to engage directly with the most recent debates in international relations scholarship, to include discussions of arctic climate change, governance issues, reflections on the Antarctic Treaty and the science-geopolitics interface amongst others. This is the first comprehensive account to look explicitly at the relationship between global politics and science through an account of the International Polar Years." -- Book cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
A changing Arctic climate : more than just weather / Annika E. Nilsson Revisiting politics and science in the Poles : IPY and the governance of science in Post-Westphalia / Jessica M. Shadian Science, cooperation and conflict in the Arctic region / Rob Huebert IPY field stations : functions and meanings / Urban Wrakberg Antarctic science, politics and IPY legacies / Julia Jabour and Marcus Haward The IPY and the Antarctic treaty system : reflections 50 years later / Donald R. Rothwell The formation and context of the Chilean Antarctic mentality from the colonial era through the IGY / Consuelo Leon Woppke Biological prospecting in the southern Polar region : science-geopolitics interface / Sanjay Chaturvedi Three spirals of power/knowledge : scientific laboratories, environmental panopticons and emerging biopolitics / Monica Tennberg.
KZ4110.P65 L45 2009
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