If you can't beat 'em, join 'em: Malaysia's accession to the ATS
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
The request to define consequences of Malaysia‟s 2011 accession to the Antarctic Treaty system has been opened up to a broader discussion of potential consequences. This presentation and report examines four different aspects of this discussion in relation to politics, economics, social and symbolic factors and scientific research undertaken. The section on politics reviews developments from the past and the factors leading to Malaysia‟s accession to the ATS. The section on economics analyses overall monetary support and the value of decisions around accession, such as entry and exit costs. Social values in relation to environmentalism are discussed, as are the politics of inclusion and exclusion to decisionmaking processes. An overview of Malaysian Antarctic science is given alongside a discussion of Malaysia‟s consistent interest in resources. Indications for future developments within Malaysia and their relationship to working in Antarctica, are discussed.
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