This book prepared by Patrick Donner in collaboration with Tafsir Johannson is examining the legal regime together with the associated geographical issues and stakeholder claims persisting in the Arctic region. The authors have closely dealt with the multifarious theories that are commonly relating to the conflicting interests and to the parties to whom the maritime industry shall be accountable.
One of the unique aspects of this volume is the provision of analysis corporate social responsibility and alternatives that pertain to the Arctic and strike a balance to be maintained between the ongoing commercialization of the industry and the concepts and laws of the ocean governance. The document puts forward subject ocean governance concept and checks to what extent the concept could be addressed in the region.
Another distinguishing feature of the book is the fact that the author has not limited it to examination of the climate change effects; they have created a transparent connection between commercial interests and claims, proceeding to scrutinize the Arctic Council's efforts and the inputs done by the individual littoral states. The authors are following subject equation using the original theories. The content is also reflecting the "hard law and soft law" concept and is proposing a new legal regime to be established in the Arctic region.