Arctic: New Political Economy

by Alexander Bezgodov



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/15/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9781669890423
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9781669890416
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9781669890430

About the Book

Alexander Bezgodov, a well-known researcher of macroeconomics and social issues, is devoted to the Arctic, one sixth of the planet’s surface, which for many has remained an afterthought. But in recent years, the Artic has changed dramatically, with the global transformation of the climate turning deserted ice expanses into fairly safe land, hospitable for a short time. In two or three decades, it may become comfortable. With property in the Arctic having yet to be formalized, the stakes are high. World powers located thousands of miles from the Arctic Ocean are claiming their rights to a share of the common heritage of humanity. In this book, the author provides a comprehensive analysis of how economically successful states have sought to develop the planet’s resources in the neutral spaces of the Arctic Ocean. Other topics include the history of polar expeditions and discoveries, the start of permafrost territories by pioneers, the cultivation of relations with indigenous peoples, the evolution of international Arctic law, and the developing map of territorial and neutral waters. Arctic highlights the stakes and why there will be plenty to argue about while also proposing solutions that could prevent a crisis.

About the Author

Alexander Bezgodov is the head of the BIURS research and production company and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He has been engaged in interdisciplinary research of macroeconomics and social issues for more than a quarter of a century. He has written more than fifty scientific papers and is also the author of The Beginnings of Planetary Ethics in the Philosophy of Russian Cosmism, The Planetary Project from Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony, and Planetary Rent as a Mechanism for Solving Global Problems.