Title: A Rothbardian approach for the assignment of property rights on the Antarctica continent

Authors: José Antonio Peña-Ramos; Dmitri Amirov-Belova

Addresses: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Providencia 7500912, Chile ' Postgraduate Studies Centre, Pablo de Olavide University, 41013 Sevilla, Spain

Abstract: The Antarctica continent is the only one which has not been officially distributed among States, remaining up till today in a legal frozen situation. Besides, the state-centric International Law and the States' interests do not allow to achieve a solution. In this paper, a new overview for the continent's future is presented, based on the assignment of private property rights, following, mainly, the anarcho-capitalist Murray Rothbard's the Ethics of Liberty.

Keywords: Antarctica continent; Murray Rothbard; liberty; property; self-ownership; ethics of liberty; individual property.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2021.119702

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2021 Vol.21 No.4, pp.333 - 343

Received: 12 May 2020
Accepted: 09 Nov 2020

Published online: 16 Dec 2021 *

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