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Arctic Law and Governance: The Role of China and Finland

Koivurova, Timo
Tianbao, Qin
Nykanen, Tapio
Duyck, Sebastien

978 1 84946 702 5
List price(s):
108.00 USD
60.00 GBP

Publication date:
9 February 2017

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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,Sebastien Duyck and Tapio Nykanen 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 Nykanen 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 Nykanen 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 Sebastien 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 Sebastien Duyck, Tapio Nykanen, Timo Koivurova and QIN Tianbao


Timo Koivurova is Director and a Research Professor of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, Finland. QIN Tianbao is Professor, Director of the Research Institute of Environmental Law and Associate Dean for the Law School, Wuhan University, China. Sebastien Duyck is Research Fellow at the Institute of European and International Economic Law, University of Bern, Switzerland and a Visiting Researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, University of Lapland, Finland. Tapio Nykanen is Researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland, Finland.




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