South Atlantic universals: science, sovereignty and self-determination in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

  title={South Atlantic universals: science, sovereignty and self-determination in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)},
  author={James A. S. Blair},
  journal={Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society},
  pages={220 - 236}
  • James A. S. Blair
  • Published 1 January 2019
  • Political Science
  • Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society
ABSTRACT Decades after a violent war that re-established British control over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas in Spanish), commercial fishing regimes and offshore oil discoveries have led Argentina and the United Kingdom to reassert their respective sovereignty claims through scientific advances. Scholarly literature on the South Atlantic archipelago focuses almost exclusively on the 1982 military conflict. However, the remote island chain has been a British imperial frontier of scientific… 

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