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Routledge Handbook of National and Regional Ocean Policies

Edited by: Biliana Cicin-Sain , David L. VanderZwaag , Miriam C. Balgos

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138788299
eBook ISBN: 9781315765648
Adobe ISBN: 9781317658061

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This comprehensive handbook, prepared by leading ocean policy academics and practitioners from around the world, presents in-depth analyses of the experiences of fifteen developed and developing nations and four key regions of the world that have taken concrete steps toward cross-cutting and integrated national and regional ocean policy. 

All chapters follow a common framework for policy analysis. While most coastal nations of the world already have a variety of sectoral policies in place to manage different uses of the ocean (such as shipping, fishing, oil and gas development), in the last two decades, the coastal nations covered in the book have undertaken concerted efforts to articulate and implement an integrated, ecosystem-based vision for the governance of ocean areas under their jurisdiction. This includes goals and procedures to harmonize existing uses and laws, to foster sustainable development of ocean areas, to protect biodiversity and vulnerable resources and ecosystems, and to coordinate the actions of the many government agencies that are typically involved in oceans affairs. 

The book highlights the serious conflicts of use in most national ocean zones and the varying attempts by nations to follow the prescriptions emanating from the 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention and the outcomes of the 1992, 2002, and 2012 sustainable development summits. The interrelationship among uses and processes in the coast and ocean requires that ocean governance be integrated, precautionary, and anticipatory. Overall, the book provides a definitive state-of-the-art review and analysis of national and regional ocean policies around the world.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A Comparative Analysis of Ocean Policies in Fifteen Nations and Four Regions Download PDF
Chapter  2:  International Agreements and Customary International Principles Providing Guidance for National and Regional Ocean Policies Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Oceans Policy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Australia’s Oceans Policy  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Marine Policy of the Russian Federation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Strategy for Marine Environment Conservation and Development in the United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Brazil’s National Ocean Policy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Jamaica’s Oceans and Coastal Policy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Development of National Ocean Policy in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Development of a National Ocean Policy in Mexico  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Development of a National Ocean Policy in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Toward an Integrated Policy for the Ocean in Portugal  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Toward a National Ocean Policy in New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Norway’s Marine Policy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Philippine National Marine Policy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  National Marine Policy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A Case Study of India’s Policy and Legal Regimes on Ocean Governance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Integrated Maritime Policy of the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy and the Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ocean and Coastal Policy Processes in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Appendix_B Download PDF
Appendix_D Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Appendix_C Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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