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Researcher: McGee, JS (Associate Professor Jeffrey McGee)

Fields of Research

Environmental and Natural Resources Law
International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
Environment Policy
Language, Communication and Culture
Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
Chemical Oceanography
Comparative Government and Politics
International Relations
Climate Change Processes
Environmental Philosophy
Physical Oceanography
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Environmental Politics
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Public Policy
Law and Society
Natural Resource Management
International Trade Law

Research Objectives

Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Climate and Climate Change
International Organisations
International Relations
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Cultural Understanding
International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)
Environmental Services
Government and Politics
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Justice and the Law
Civil Justice
Defence and Security Policy
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Law, Politics and Community Services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters? Can a Regional Insurance Mechanism play a Viable Role in Enhancing Resilience to Slow Onset Climate Change Impacts?; Frontiers of Environmental Law Colloquium
A bridge over troubled waters? Can a regional insurance mechanism play a viable role in enhancing resilience to slow onset climate change impacts?; International Studies Association's 56th Annual Convention
A universal human right to shape responses to a global problem? The role of self-determination in guiding the international legal response to climate change; Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law
Antarctic governance in a climate changed world; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
Antarctica looking forward; Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
Anthropocene Antarctica: Approaches, issues and debates; Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
Asia-Pacific Ecological Modernisation: An Emerging Governance Strategy for the International Climate Regime?; Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Associational balance of power and the possibilities for international law in the South China Sea; Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy
Australia-China relations in the frozen south
Australian Climate Change Law: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same?; Carbon and Climate Law Review
Big fishing: the role of the large-scale commercial fishing industry in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Book review: 'Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction'; Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law
Book review: 'Climate Justice and Disaster Law'; Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law
Book review: 'What’s Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It'; Carbon and Climate Law Review
Can a regional insurance mechanism enhance resilience to slow onset impacts of climate change?; University of Tasmania Law Review
Carbon dioxide removal geoengineering; Australian Law Journal
Climate Governance after Copenhagen: The Rise of Voluntary Pledge Review as the End of Redistributive Multilateralism?; Annual Convention of the International Studies Association
Contesting the Home for Global Climate Governance: When Power Supersedes Legitimacy in Minilateral Forums; International Workshop on The Fragmentation of Global Environmental Governance: Causes, Consequences and Responses
Cooperative Governance of Economic Enterprises; One Contribution towards Challenging the Growth Imperative?; Governance for Green Growth? Australian National University Climate and Environmental Governance Network Workshop
Cooperative governance: one pathway to a stable-state economy; Environmental Politics
Cyclone Pam: the Pacific needs a climate insurance scheme
Does the “No-Harm’Rule” Have a Role in Preventing Transboundary Harm and Harm to the Global Atmospheric Commons from Geoengineering?; Climate Law
Enhancing resilience and justice in climate adaptation laws; Transnational Environmental Law
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015 Submission 60
Exclusive Minilateralism: An Emerging Discourse within International Climate Change Governance; Democratizing Climate Governance Conference
Exclusive Minilateralism: An Emerging Discourse within International Climate Change Governance?; Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies
Framing Australian Antarctic policy: the 20-year Antarctic plan and beyond; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
Frozen Eden lost? Exploring discourses of geoengineering Antarctica; Anthropocene Antarctica; Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
Geoengineering the Great Barrier Reef needs strong rules
Geoengineering the oceans: an emerging frontier in international climate change governance; Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs
Glacier geoengineering needs lawyers too; Nature
Global climate governance between hard and soft law: can the Paris Agreement’s ‘Crème Brûlée’ approach enhance ecological reflexivity?; Journal of Environmental Law
Governing geoengineering research for the Great Barrier Reef; Climate Policy
International law poses problems for negative emissions research; Nature Climate Change
Lawfare, standing and environmental discourse: a phronetic analysis; University of Tasmania Law Review
Legitimacy in an Era of Fragmentation: The Case of Global Climate Governance; Global Environmental Politics
Marine Geoengineering Symposium
Marine protected areas: a spark for contestation over ‘rational use’ of Antarctic marine living resources in the Southern Ocean?; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
Minilateralism; Research Handbook on Climate Governance
Minilateralism: An Emerging Discourse within International Climate Change Governance?; Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Negative emissions and geoengineering technologies: an emerging challenge for international and domestic legal systems; O Estado Regulador no Cenario Ambiental
Neoliberalism and International Climate Change Policy: Australia, the United States and the Asia Pacific Partnership; Australian Political Studies Association, Annual Conference
Phronetic legal inquiry : an effective design for law and society research?; Griffith Law Review
Position analysis: ocean fertilisation
Position Analysis: Ocean Fertilisation
Power and Legitimacy Dynamics in the Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance’ in Semi-Plenary VII The Institutional Fragmentation of Global Environmental Governance; Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference: Complex Architectures: Multiple Agents
Rediscovering law students as citizens: Critical thinking and the public value of legal education; Alternative Law Journal
Review of ‘On Environmental Governance; Sustainability, Efficiency and Equity’ by Oran R. Young
Scientific whaling and how philosophy of science can help break the international deadlock; Australian Journal of International Affairs
SRM Geoengineering and Liability for Damage to the Global Atmospheric Commons; Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law Annual Conference
Strengthening International Community: The Missing Link in the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes?; 2014 Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance: Access and Allocation in the Anthropocene
Talking Point: Protecting whales is a tricky task
Technology Transfer in International Climate Change Governance: From Green Governmentality to Deregulatory Ecological Modernisation and Beyond?; Annual Convention of the International Studies Association
Technology Transfer Institutions in Global Climate Governance: The Tension between Equity Principles and Market Allocation; Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law
The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate: A Retreat from the Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities?; McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy
The Asia-Pacic partnership and market-liberal discourse in global climate governance; International Journal of Law in Context
The Asia-Pacific Partnership and United States International Climate Change Policy; Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review
The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate; A Complement or Competitor to the Kyoto Protocol?; Global Change, Peace & Security
The Asia-Pacific Partnership: A Deepened Market Liberal Model for the International Climate Regime?; Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law
The Asia-Pacific Partnership: A Deepened Market Liberal Model for the International Climate Regime?; Environmental Discourses in International and Domestic Law, Connecting International and Public Law
The Asia-Pacific Partnership: Implementation Challenges and Interplay with Kyoto; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
The challenges for antarctic governance in the early twenty-first century; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
The Copenhagen turn in global climate governance and the contentious history of differentiation in international law; Journal of Environmental Law
The governance of geoengineering: an emerging challenge for international and domestic legal systems?; Journal of Law, Information and Science
The impact of the US retreat from the Paris Agreement: Kyoto revisited?; Climate Policy
The influence of performance reviews on regional fisheries management organizations; ICES Journal of Marine Science
The influence of US Neoliberalism on International Climate Change Policy; Climate Innovation Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change
The potential of the no-harm’ rule to prevent transboundary harm and harm to the global atmospheric commons from SRM geoengineering; International Studies Association's 56th Annual Convention
The Regulation of Geoengineering: A Gathering Storm for International Climate Change Policy?; Air Quality and Climate Change
The Role of the Asia-Pacific Partnership in Discursive Contestation of the International Climate Regime; International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
The Turn to Market Liberalism: The Asia-Pacific Partnership and Contestation over the Shape of the Post-2012 Climate Regime; International Studies Association, 50th Annual Convention
Turnbull And Abe Forgot To Discuss The Whale In The Room We need to be honest about our position on Japanese whaling if we want it to stop
United States Engagement with International Law: More Power than Principle? Review of Shirley Scott
Writing the Fine Print: Climate Risk Insurance for Pacific Island States; IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium
Writing the Fine Print: Developing Regional Insurance for Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific; Melbourne Journal of International Law
Writing the fine print: Effective climate risk insurance for Pacific Island States; Workshop on Climate Change Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Agency, Accountability and Adaptiveness

Research Projects

Regulating Plan B: Developing Legal Frameworks for Multiscale Governance of Geoengineering; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Australia and Korea in the Antarctic; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Creating a Unique Open Access Database on Antarctic Law and Governance; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Developing International Governance of Marine-Based Geoengineering; Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Exploring China's Policy in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Geopolitical Change and the Antarctic Treaty System; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Hosting the Asia-Pacific Workshop on International Law, Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
How do we improve our understanding and commitment to 'science' in international agreements to protect the global; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Negative Emissions: Survey and Outlook; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision