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Title: Politics of mineral resource development in Antarctica: alternative regimes for the future

Abstract

The Antarctic Treaty has operated smoothly for 21 years, but has allowed participating nations to sidestep disagreements concerning sovereignty. At the same time, the treaty lacks adequate measures concerning future mineral exploration. Serious negotiations for an acceptable regime have only recently begun, leaving the crucial issue of sovereign rights unresolved. The author analyzes the treaty, then discusses 12 proposals viewed as most likely alternatives for a new international regime for the region. Using Multi-Attribute Utility Analysis, he evaluates each alternative in terms of the relevant interests of the 14 nations involved to see which best serves collective interests. He incorporates estimates of the importance of these interest for each state and assesses the probable effect each alternative would have in satisfying them. He also examines the criteria for participation in an antarctic minerals regime, potential areas of conflict, and the balance between environmental and developmental concerns. 70 references, 4 figures, 17 tables.

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6691754
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OSTI ID: 6691754
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Book
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United States
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English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ANTARCTICA; INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; POLITICAL ASPECTS; LEGAL ASPECTS; TREATIES; AGREEMENTS; ANTARCTIC REGIONS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; POLAR REGIONS 290400* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Energy Resources; 293000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation

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Westermeyer, W.E. Politics of mineral resource development in Antarctica: alternative regimes for the future. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Westermeyer, W.E. Politics of mineral resource development in Antarctica: alternative regimes for the future. United States.
Westermeyer, W.E. Sun . "Politics of mineral resource development in Antarctica: alternative regimes for the future". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Antarctic Treaty has operated smoothly for 21 years, but has allowed participating nations to sidestep disagreements concerning sovereignty. At the same time, the treaty lacks adequate measures concerning future mineral exploration. Serious negotiations for an acceptable regime have only recently begun, leaving the crucial issue of sovereign rights unresolved. The author analyzes the treaty, then discusses 12 proposals viewed as most likely alternatives for a new international regime for the region. Using Multi-Attribute Utility Analysis, he evaluates each alternative in terms of the relevant interests of the 14 nations involved to see which best serves collective interests. He incorporates estimates of the importance of these interest for each state and assesses the probable effect each alternative would have in satisfying them. He also examines the criteria for participation in an antarctic minerals regime, potential areas of conflict, and the balance between environmental and developmental concerns. 70 references, 4 figures, 17 tables.},
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