Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

Canada, Sovereignty, and the Arctic Extended Continental Shelf

Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon, John English


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  • A complete, clear, and definitive guide to the competitive sphere of Arctic sovereignty and resource ownership — the new frontier for the 21st century
  • Author is a policy expert in the subject matter, former director of the Arctic Rasearch Program at UWO, and a longtime researcher on Canadian Arctic law
  • Author has been a first-hand witness to the processes of developing Arctic sovereignty outlined in the book
  • Raises pertinent questions of energy conservation and resource development in a environmentally conscious country
  • Partly drawn from interviews with government officials, leaders of nongovernmental organizations, and other key participants to the discourse


Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon:

Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon has spent three decades researching and writing about law of the sea policy. She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto, and Professor Emerita in the Department of Political Science at Western University.