Marine Policy : An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans, Paperback / softback Book

Marine Policy : An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans Paperback / softback

Part of the Earthscan Oceans series


This textbook provides the reader with a foundation in policy development and analysis and describes how policy, including legal mechanisms, is applied to marine environments around the world.

It offers a systematic treatment of all aspects of marine policy, including environmental protection, fisheries, transportation, energy, mining and climate change.

It starts with a biophysical overview of the structure and function of the marine environment with a particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities of managing the marine environment.

An overview of the creation and function of international law is then provided with a focus on international marine law.

It explores the geographic and jurisdictional dimensions of marine policy, as well the current and anticipated challenges facing marine systems, including climate change-related impacts and resource over-exploitation.

The book should appeal to senior undergraduate and graduate students and form a core part of the curriculum for marine affairs, science and policy courses.

It will also provide supplementary reading for students taking a course in the law of the oceans, but is not aimed at legal specialists.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 36 Tables, black and white; 23 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Environmental science, engineering & technology
  • ISBN: 9780415633086

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