Mining the Deep Seabed Implications for International Law and American Foreign Policy
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Political Science & Geography
Graduate Program in International studies
Philip S. Gillette
Leonard R. Hardy
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.I45 F58
Whether or not the United States may someday face a mineral shortage, the need for a coherent, unified minerals policy is critical to national objectives and national security. Deep-sea mining may be the answer to American (and world) mineral needs in the twenty-first century. However, there are numerous problems which must be dealt with and resolved in the near future, in order to enable the U.S. (and the world community) to take advantage of vast undersea resources. Deep-sea mining requires the development of technology, tremendous capital investments, and years of labor before production can begin. U.S. policy makers must decide soon whether to pursue an international, regional, or solitary approach to deep-sea mining. The conc1usion of this paper is that it is in the best interest of the United States to ratify a U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty, which would also yield more benefits and harmony to the world community.
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Fitzgerald, Steven H..
"Mining the Deep Seabed Implications for International Law and American Foreign Policy"
(1981). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/k8fm-j857