Changing Trends in Antarctic Research

  • Aant Elzinga

Part of the Environment and Assessment book series (ENAS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-4
  3. Historical and Contemporary Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Aant Elzinga, Ingemar Bohlin
      Pages 7-27
  4. The Functional Role of Science in the Antarctic Treaty System

  5. Is Science in Antarctica facing the Prospects of Increasing Bureaucratization?

  6. Orientational Shifts in Antarctic Research Agendas

  7. Panel Discussion and Plenary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
  8. Four Symposium Papers and a Review of SCAR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Rita R. Colwell
      Pages 140-149
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-162

About this book


The core of this volume is a report from a symposium held at the University of Goteborg in the Fall of 1991. It deals with the interplay of science and politics and how^ such interplay affects research agendas. The focus is on polar research in Antarctica, a continent that has been much in the news during the past couple of years. It gives me particular pleasure to thank all the speakers who took part in the program. All of them have many commitments and involvements in international polar research and the protection of Antarctica for its scientific and aesthetic values. The fact that such a distinguished group has been willing to come to Goteborg, to my mind attests to the importance and timeliness of our topic and the relevance of epistemological and policy issues in this field. A presentation of each speaker and author is made within the relevant chapters in the text. My interest in the Antarctic has its origins in discussions with Anders Karlqvist, the Director of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariate at the Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm. Anders and I had worked together in the early 80's in a program on Technology and Culture, among other at the Research Policy Institute in Lund. At the time he was with the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (FRN), its Committee for Future Oriented Research headed by Torsten Hagerstrand.


Policy environment environmental protection politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Aant Elzinga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Theory of Science and ResearchUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-2267-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-585-28849-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-0788
  • Buy this book on publisher's site