The political origins of the Antarctic Treaty

@article{Bulkeley2009ThePO,
  title={The political origins of the Antarctic Treaty},
  author={Rip Bulkeley},
  journal={Polar Record},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={9 - 11}
}
  • Rip Bulkeley
  • Published 19 October 2009
  • Political Science
  • Polar Record
Like many great institutions, the Antarctic Treaty system has its own creation myth, according to which it was brought into being by the Antarctic science programme of the 1957–1958 International Geophysical Year (IGY). As myths are prone to do, this one combines both an important truth and a good deal of misinformation. After fifty years in which it has shamelessly flattered the earth scientists, who are understandably rather fond of it, and undervalued the many non-scientists who advocated… 

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