Britain and the Arctic

  • Duncan Depledge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 135-142

About this book


British interest in the Arctic has returned to heights not seen since the end of the Cold War; concerns about climate change, resources, trade, and national security are all being impacted by profound environmental and geopolitical changes happening in the Arctic. Duncan Depledge explores why it seems to have taken until now for Britain – once an ‘Arctic state’ itself – to notice how close it is to these changes, what its contemporary interests in the region are, and whether the British government’s response in the arenas of science, defence, and commerce is enough. He investigates the increasing geopolitical significance of the Arctic, providing an overview of Britain’s historical connections to the Arctic. This book will be of interest to both academics and practitioners seeking to understand contemporary British interest and activity in the Arctic.  


Arctic Studies Geopolitics International Relations Foreign Policy Polar Geography Global Arctic circumpolarisation Britain and the Arctic Arctic history Arctic geopolitics climate change and the Arctic Arctic Policy Framework peripheralization

Authors and affiliations

  • Duncan Depledge
    • 1
  1. 1.FleetUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69292-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69293-7
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