Britain and Antarctica: Keeping the Economic Dimension in Its Place

  • Peter J. Beck


The British Empire, the vast worldwide empire upon which the sun never set, is no more, or so histories focused upon imperial decline, decolonization and the end of empire encourage us to believe. Nor is the world map dominated still by a mass of British territory coloured pink or red. However, today there remains still a substantial area of the earth’s surface upon which the British imperial sun has so far failed to set, that covered by the 14 British Overseas Territories (BOTs).

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  • Peter J. Beck
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  1. 1.Kingston University (Emeritus)KingstonUK

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