Legitimacy of the Antarctic Treaty System: is it time for a reform?

  title={Legitimacy of the Antarctic Treaty System: is it time for a reform?},
  author={Yelena Yermakova},
  journal={The Polar Journal},
  pages={342 - 359}
ABSTRACT The Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) has governed the Antarctic for the last six decades ensuring it to be a place of peace and scientific cooperation. Like any institution, the ATS exists in order to solve collective action problems through coordination and the creation of norms. But how do we know if a particular institution is the right one to solve a specific problem or address issues regarding the governance of a region? And when is it time to replace or reform such an institution… 


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