Written by Hjalti Þór Hreinsson
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Penguins in Antarctica (Photo: Getty Images)Framing of the Antarctic is different between states. In a new interview with Anne-Mary Brady, we look at the framing theory, identifying two prominent Antarctic players, Australia and China.
Australia claims 42% of Antarctic territory, while China has three bases in Antarctica (two of them on the Australian claim) and is rapidly expanding its operations there.
Official framing is an important tool by which Antarctic players can boost the legitimacy of their right to engage in Antarctica. State's utilise official frames when there is a perceived legitimacy deficit that must be addressed and as part of an ongoing process of legitimation of their interests, according to Brady.
Here is the interview: