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Arctic Law and Governance

The Role of China and Finland

Editor(s): Timo Koivurova, QIN Tianbao, Sebastien Duyck, Tapio Nykänen
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Published: 09-02-2017
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 312
ISBN: 9781849467025
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Studies in International Law
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £70.00
Online price : £63.00
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About Arctic Law and Governance

The objective of this book is to identify similarities and differences between the positions of Finland (as an EU Member State) and China, on Arctic law and governance. The book compares Finnish and Chinese legal and policy stances in specific policy areas of relevance for the Arctic, including maritime sovereignty, scientific research, marine protected areas, the Svalbard Treaty and Arctic Council co-operation. Building on these findings, the book offers general conclusions on Finnish and Chinese approaches to Arctic governance and international law, as well as new theoretical insights on Arctic governance.

The book is the result of a collaboration between The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland) and researchers from Wuhan University.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
Timo Koivurova, QIN Tianbao,Sébastien Duyck and Tapio Nykänen
Part I Chinese Perspectives
2. Strengthening China's Role in the Arctic Council
QIN Tianbao and LI Miaomiao
3. Legal Issues in Arctic Scientific Research: A Chinese Perspective
Ren Shidan
4. Chinese Arctic Discussion-a Micro Reading of World Affairs
Julia Jalo and Tapio Nykänen
5. China and Maritime Sovereignty and Rights Issues in the Arctic
Xiaoyi Jiang and Xiaoguang Zhou
Part II Comparison between Finland and China
6. China and Finland in the Globalised Arctic
Lassi Heininen
7. A Common Heritage-the Place of the Arctic in the Chinese and Finnish Discourses
Tapio Nykänen
Part III Comparison between the EU and China
8. China as an Observer in the Arctic Council
Timo Koivurova, Waliul Hasanat,Piotr Graczyk and Tuuli Kuusama
9. Conservation of Marine Living Resources and Fisheries Management in the Arctic
Sébastien Duyck
10. Incentives, Practices and Opportunities for Arctic External Actors' Engagement with Indigenous Peoples
Adam Stepien
11. China and the Development of International Law on Arctic Shipping
Nengye Liu and Kamrul Hossain
12. Concluding Chapter
Sébastien Duyck, Tapio Nykänen, Timo Koivurova and QIN Tianbao


“This is a lively, well-written and comprehensive collection of essays on a series of interconnected themes, each of which rewards careful reading in its own right, as well as part of a wider narrative. The book also provides a series of new insights into national approaches, as well as a clear-sighted and unflinching treatment of pressing regulatory issues facing the Arctic and the prospective contributions of China, Finland and the EU in this regard. The book is also a valuable test case for the merits of cross-institutional collaboration, allowing scholars from very different legal backgrounds to challenge each other's assumptions, approaches and prevailing legal philosophies. The result is a rigorous and insightful volume of contemporary scholarship – and a hopeful metaphor for future Arctic cooperation.” –  Richard Caddell, Cardiff University, Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law

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