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  • Humans and Antarctica: A Model for the World?

    Falconer, Tamsin; Foster, Tui; Mackereth, Graham (2000)

    Postgraduate Certificate thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    Humans and Antarctica: A model for the world? In what ways has the relationship between humans and Antarctica been exemplary. Should the example be copied? This report examines the key features Of the relationships between humans and Antarctica over time, and their distinctiveness. The report firstly outlines our approach to the topic and then gives some background information on the Antarctic Treaty. The Antarctic Treaty is outlined in some detail as it provides the backdrop for most Of the key relationships happening in Antarctica at present. This is followed by a description and analysis Of the key relationships between humans and Antarctica, both within the Treaty system, and without. The report concludes with a view Of Antarctica as a place Of inspiration, which the authors believe to be the key distinctive Of Antarctic-human relationships. For the purposes Of this report 'Antarctica' follows the Antarctic Treaty definition of 'the sea, land, and ice south of 600 South'. The Sub-antarctic islands have largely been excluded as they are generally not included in Antarctic governance. 'Humans' are considered in terms Of alliances Of states, states, commercial organisations, non-government organisations, the individual and the global public; the various combinations that humans create amongst themselves. 'Model' is considered to be an 'exarnple or demonstration applicable to other circumstances'. 'The rest Of the world' is considered as people, lands, and political systems outside Antarctica or the current system Of governance. The key relationships between humans and Antarctica are analysed under several headings; sovereignty, science; peace; heritage; exploitation; environmentalism; exclusivity, credibility and inspiration. Antarctica seems to play an active role, rather than a passive inanimate role, in these relationships. It is a unique place that provides enlightenment and inspiration for individuals and the world. Humans and Antarctica: A model for the world? In what ways has the relationship between humans and Antarctica been exemplary. Should the example be copied? This report examines the key features Of the relationships between humans and Antarctica over time, and their distinctiveness. The report firstly outlines our approach to the topic and then gives some background information on the Antarctic Treaty. The Antarctic Treaty is outlined in some detail as it provides the backdrop for most Of the key relationships happening in Antarctica at present. This is followed by a description and analysis Of the key relationships between humans and Antarctica, both within the Treaty system, and without. The report concludes with a view Of Antarctica as a place Of inspiration, which the authors believe to be the key distinctive Of Antarctic-human relationships. For the purposes Of this report 'Antarctica' follows the Antarctic Treaty definition of 'the sea, land, and ice south of 600 South'. The Sub-antarctic islands have largely been excluded as they are generally not included in Antarctic governance. 'Humans' are considered in terms Of alliances Of states, states, commercial organisations, non-government organisations, the individual and the global public; the various combinations that humans create amongst themselves. 'Model' is considered to be an 'exarnple or demonstration applicable to other circumstances'. 'The rest Of the world' is considered as people, lands, and political systems outside Antarctica or the current system Of governance. The key relationships between humans and Antarctica are analysed under several headings; sovereignty, science; peace; heritage; exploitation; environmentalism; exclusivity, credibility and inspiration. Antarctica seems to play an active role, rather than a passive inanimate role, in these relationships. It is a unique place that provides enlightenment and inspiration for individuals and the world.

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