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Charting the Course: Toward a Seasteading Legal Strategy

research paper by Dario Mutabdzija and Max Borders

"Charting the Course: Toward a Seasteading Legal Strategy" ••• (pdf, 34 pages)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

  • What is Seasteading and Why Do We Think it is Worth Working Towards?
  • What is Our Objective for This Two Paper Legal Strategy Series?
  • An Incremental Legal Strategy
  • The Adjacent Possible

II. Critical Questions on Seasteading and Law

  • What is the Mission of The Seasteading Institute in the Short to Medium Term?
  • What Kinds of Legal Challenges Do Seasteaders Face?
  • Why do We Need to Address Some of These Legal Challenges Now?
  • How Important Is Political Sensitivity To The Seasteading Institutes' Mission?

III. Overview of the Frameworks Governing the World's Oceans

  • The Historical Background of the Law on the Sea
  • Regulatory Frameworks Governing the Worldsê' Oceans
  • Territorial Waters
  • Contiguous Zone
  • Exclusive Economic Zone
  • High Seas
  • A Red Flag For Seasteaders

IV. Managing the Global Commons

  • Legal Solutions for the Future of the Management of the International Commons
  • Seasteading as a Set of Solutions

V. Summary

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