Breaking the Ice: Canada, Sovereignty, and the Arctic Extended Continental Shelf (Contemporary Canadian Issues #3) (Paperback)

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The Arctic seabed, with its vast quantities of undiscovered resources, is the twenty-first century's frontier.

In Breaking the Ice: Canada, Sovereignty and the Arctic Extended Continental Shelf, Arctic policy expert Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon examines the political, legal, and scientific aspects of Canada's efforts to delineate its Arctic extended continental shelf. The quality and quantity of the data collected and analyzed by the scientists and legal experts preparing Canada's Arctic Submission for the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, and the extensive collaboration with Canada's Arctic neighbours is a good news story in Canadian foreign policy. As Arctic sovereignty continues to be a key concern for Canada and as the international legal regime is being observed by all five Arctic coastal states, it is crucial to continue to advance our understanding of the complex issues around this expanding area of national interest.

About the Author


Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon has spent three decades researching and writing about law of the sea policy. She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto, and Professor Emerita in the Department of Political Science at Western University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781459738973
ISBN-10: 1459738977
Publisher: J. Patrick Boyer Book
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Canadian Issues