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As the race for assets in far away components of the planet gathers momentum, such a lot dialogue has founded at the power for clash, environmental destruction, and upheaval from weather swap. this crucial publication shifts the dialog concerning the Arctic and Antarctic from clash to cooperation. A multidisciplinary roster of specialists presents clean perspectives of the polar areas, concentrating on international relations and the potential of cooperative foreign decision-making. jointly the members illustrate the breadth of matters that complicate governance within the Arctic and Antarctic, in addition to parallels and modifications among the politics of the 2 poles.

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Despite the growing discourse on the diminishing role of nation-states and the emergence of new forms of governance and new status for nonstate actors, the overall conclusion of the study of stakeholder participation in polar governance demonstrates that this development is not a linear process. While both Arctic and Antarctic players have innovated in the development of new forms of cooperation between states and other actors, the central role of the nation-states has remained the key figure of all regimes described previously.

In relation to environmental issues, this second approach includes more specifically nongovernmental certification schemes and the adoption of self-regulatory regimes by private actors. indb 16 10/8/14 8:24:48 AM The Role of Nonstate Actors 17 of private certification schemes as a tool of environmental governance gained momentum, for example, in the field of sustainable forest management, when at the 1992 Rio Conference states failed to reach consensus on the regulation of forest exploitation and trade in timber; the resulting absence of a normative framework created the condition favorable to the emergence of a new form of regulation with the development of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Html. Accessed 27 September 2013. 3. See James N. Rosenau and Ernst Otto Czempiel, Governance without Government: Order and Change in World Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992). 4. Bradley C. Karkkainen, “Post-Sovereign Environmental Governance,” Global Environmental Politics 4(1) (2004): 76. 5. Koivurova highlights the positive influence that the UN Conference on Environment and Development had on the increasing role of indigenous peoples in Arctic governance. Timo Koivurova, “The Status and Role of Indigenous Peoples in Arctic International Governance,” Yearbook of Polar Law 3 (2011): 177.

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