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Title: Asia and the Arctic :;narratives, perspectives and policies /;
Authors: Sakhuja, Vijay, ; editor. ;
Narula, Kapil, ; editor. ;
Keywords: Climatic changes ; Arctic regions. ;;Earth sciences. ;;Climatic changes. ;;Nature conservation. ;;Environmental economics. ;;550 ;;363.738/7409113 ; 23 ;;550 ;;QC903.2.A68 ;
Issue Date: -1-Uns- -1
Publisher: Springer,
place: Singapore :
Series/Report no.: Springer geology ;;Springer geology. ;
Abstract: This book presents narratives, perspectives and policies on the Arctic and brings to fore the strategies of five Asian countries - China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and Singapore who were granted the status of Permanent Observers in the Arctic Council in 2013. The book also captures Arctic countries reactions to Asian approaches, and their expectations from these countries. The melting of the polar sea-ice induced by climate change has placed the Arctic region in the forefront of global scientific, economic, strategic and academic interest. The discourse involves a number of issues such as claims of the littoral countries to the continental shelves of the region, the management and exploitation of its living and non-living resources, the rights and interests of indigenous communities, and the prospects of new ice-free shipping routes. The contemporary discourse also suggests that the Arctic region presents challenges and offers opportunities for the international community. These issues have given rise to new geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geostrategic dynamics amongst the Arctic littorals, and led to the growing interest of non-Arctic states in the affairs of the Arctic. It is evident that the Asian countries have a variety of interests in the Arctic, and the grant of Permanent Observer status to these countries is an acknowledgement of their capabilities. These countries are keen to explore opportunities in the Arctic, and have begun to formulate appropriate long-term national strategies. The preliminary approach of the Asian Observer countries has rightly been to graduate from involvement to engagement in the Arctic, which seems to have generated significant interest amongst analysts. This book helps to understand the approaches of various Arctic and non-Arctic stakeholders, in light of the evolving dynamics in the region. ;
Description: Available to OhioLINK libraries. ;;Print version: ; 9789811020582 ; 9811020582 ; (OCoLC)952981614 ;
Table Of Contents: Foreword 1; Changing Dynamics in the Arctic; Emerging Opportunities; Challenges Confronting the Arctic; Growing Role of Asian Countries; Foreword 2; Preface; Contents; Editors and Contributors; Evolving Dynamics in the Arctic; 1 The Dynamics of Arctic Development; The Natural Environment and Climate Change; Industrial Development; Shipping; Regulations of Shipping; International Cooperation in the Arctic-the Arctic Council; The Legal Situation on the Continental Shelf; Military Developments; The Normalization of the Arctic?; References; 2 Arctic: A Paradox and Antithesis; Introduction. ;
Science of Climate ChangeExamining the Arctic Arena; Arctic: New Ways of Thinking; Multi-lateral Development Bank; Developing Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic; Arctic and Asia: A Scientific Enterprise; Conclusion; References; 3 Balancing Development and Environmental Concerns in the Arctic; References; Asian Countries' Perspectives; 4 Challenges in the Arctic Exploitation and Their Impacts on China's Arctic Position; Uncertainties of Arctic Exploitation; Concerns of China's Arctic Policy; Countermeasures of China's Arctic Position; Conclusion; References. ;
5 India's Scientific Endeavours in the ArcticIntroduction; India's Plans for Ny-lesund; Major Indian Scientific Accomplishments; India's Scientific Engagement in the Arctic: What Next?; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; 6 A Cooperative Maritime Capacity-Sharing Strategy for the Arctic Region: The South Korean Perspective; Introduction; Factors Underlying the Changing Maritime Situation in the Arctic Ocean; South Korean Interests and Concerns; South Korea's Long-Term Approach to the Arctic; South Korea's Arctic Strategy; Domestic Arguments About South Korea's Arctic Bonanza; Some Caveats. ;
South Korea's Constructive RoleReferences; 7 Singapore and the Arctic: Tropical Country, Polar Interests; Singapore's Interests in the High North; Global Governance and Climate Change; The Pros and Cons of Arctic Shipping Routes [10]; Opportunities for Singapore's Offshore Industries; Singapore and the Arctic Council; Pan-Asian Cooperation at the Arctic?; Conclusion; References; Arctic Countries' Perspectives on Asian Approaches; 8 Arctic: A US Perspective; Introduction; The Arctic's Vast Potential; Impacts on the Indigenous Population; Cooperation to Address Challenges. ;
Territorial Disputes and Global StabilityConclusion; References; 9 Finnish Perspectives on the Arctic and Asia; State of Arctic Geopolitics and Arctic Stakeholders; Finland-An Arctic Country; Finland and India in the Arctic Context; New Geopolitical Context: The 'Global' Arctic; Conclusions; References; 10 The Road to the East Goes via the North-Asian Partnerships in Danish Arctic Policy; Denmark's Arctic Policy [52]; Arctic Partnerships and Denmark's Arctic Interests; Copenhagen Looks East; Conclusion and Recommendations; Acknowledgments; References. ;
ISBN: 9789811020599 ; (electronic bk.) ;
9811020590 ; (electronic bk.) ;
9789811020582 ;
9811020582 ;
Format: 1 online resource ;
Type Of Material: Book
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