Alan Hemmings

Alan Hemmings, Independent Scholar in Perth (Western Australia) &  University of Canterbury

Alan D. Hemmings is a Perth-based specialist on Antarctic governance and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Gateway Antarctica Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. His Antarctic experience includes time south with the British, French and New Zealand national programmes and with Greenpeace. He participated in dozens of Antarctic Treaty System diplomatic and scientific meetings between 1989 and 2010. Recent publications include Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century, with Don Rothwell and Karen Scott (HB 2012, PB 2013: Routledge); Exploring Antarctic Values, with Daniela Liggett (2013: Gateway Antarctica); a Special Issue of The Polar Journal on ‘Utopian Framings of the Polar Regions’ (2013: Taylor and Francis); and Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica with Klaus Dodds and Peder Roberts (due 2015: Edward Elgar).  
  • Research projects/ interests
    • Antarctic Territorial Sovereignty
    • The role of nationalism in the contemporary Antarctic
    • Globalism’s effects on Antarctic governance
    • Geopolitics and the Functioning of the Antarctic Treaty System
    • Security Issues in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
    • Functioning of International Environmental Regimes
    • Antarctic Environmental Management
  Keywords:  Polar Governance, Policy, Environmental Management, Geopolitics, Globalism, Governance, Nationalism, Security

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