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Independent Scholar in Christchurch, New Zealand and University of Canterbury

Alan Hemmings web

Alan D. Hemmings is a Christchurch-based specialist on Antarctic governance and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Gateway Antarctica Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research at the University of Canterbury. 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, and has served on government Antarctic committees in Australia and New Zealand. Recent or forthcoming publications include  Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica with Klaus Dodds and Peder Roberts (2017: Edward Elgar); International Polar Law with Donald R. Rothwell (2018: Edward Elgar); and Philosophies of Polar Law with Dawid Bunikowski (2020: Routledge).

  • Research projects / interests:
    • Antarctic Territorial Sovereignty
    • The role of nationalism in the contemporary Antarctic
    • Globalism’s effects on Antarctic governance
    • The concept of a ‘Greater Southern Ocean’
    • Geopolitics and the functioning of the Antarctic Treaty System
    • Demilitarisation and wider security Issues in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

  • For publications visit: Researchgate

Keywords:  Environment, Geopolitics, Globalism, Governance, Nationalism, Policy, Regimes, Security, Territory