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Editorial : the ocean as frontier.

Steinberg, P. (2018) 'Editorial : the ocean as frontier.', International social science journal., 68 (229-230). pp. 237-240.


This editorial explores how the concept of the frontier calls attention to the ocean as a space of both opening and closure. Whilst the new opportunities suggested by a frontier imply an opening, the realisation of these opportunities typically requires a degree of (en)closure. At the same time, however, because spaces like the ocean cannot easily be enclosed by existing political institutions, the frontier opens new spaces for regulatory and, ultimately, ethical innovations. In short, while there is much to be concerned about in the opening of the ocean as a "frontier", this opening also presents political opportunities.

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Publisher statement:This is the accepted version of the following article: Steinberg, P. (2018). Editorial: The Ocean as Frontier. International Social Science Journal 68(229-230): 237-240, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Date accepted:30 July 2018
Date deposited:14 August 2018
Date of first online publication:17 August 2018
Date first made open access:17 August 2020

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