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Management, Technology and Human Resources Policy in the Arctic (The North)

  • L. Lyck
  • V. I. Boyko

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSPS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Regulation of International Affairs in the Arctic. World Perspective

  3. Science and Technology Policy in the Arctic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Gérard Duhaime
      Pages 61-71
    3. Urban Dahllöf
      Pages 73-84
    4. L. B. Landman
      Pages 85-102
  4. Government and Self-Government in the Arctic the Structure of Organisation of Local Power

  5. Regional Aspects of Arctic Economic Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Tom Greiffenberg
      Pages 213-225
    3. Steen Schønemann
      Pages 227-236
  6. Market Economy in the North. Management and Organisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Alexander M. Pozdnyakov, Salo S. Guzner, Alexander M. Ushakov
      Pages 239-243
    3. Yuri Bendersky, Vyacheslav Novikov
      Pages 245-249
    4. Nicholas E. Flanders
      Pages 265-275
    5. Lee Huskey
      Pages 277-288
  7. Natural Resources and Ecology: Management and Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Nickolay L. Dobretsov, A. E. Kontorovich, Vasiliy M. Zadorozhny
      Pages 313-319
    3. Flemming T. Christensen, Helge Gravesen, Henrik Mai
      Pages 321-340
    4. Halgir Winther Poulsen
      Pages 341-353
    5. Monica Tennberg
      Pages 367-376
    6. Dmitriy D. Savvinov
      Pages 377-382
    7. V. G. Alexeev, N. I. Germogenov
      Pages 389-390
  8. Human Resources in the Arctic. the Future of Native Peoples

About this book

Introduction

In social science terms, the `Arctic' is a relative, not an absolute concept, relating to several dimensions, such as constitutional and geographic status, remoteness, socioeconomic status, and demographic/anthropological factors. There is only one sovereign state with all its territory situated in the Arctic (Iceland), but many other areas of the globe have shared characteristics (Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, areas of Norway, Sweden and Finland north of the Polar Circle, Greenland, the Faroes). Remoteness has to do with distance from the centre as well as accessibility, transportation and communication. Socioeconomically, the Arctic is characterised by a low population density, a fragile natural environment, and overwhelming economic dependence on one or a few resources, often coupled with income transfer. Demographically, the region has a large number of indigenous peoples, heavy immigration from the South (albeit only seasonal), minority problems, immigrant majorities, high infant mortality, low expected lifespan.
The present book is the first to present a large number of articles on the contemporary social, economic and political development in the Arctic, written by social scientists from Russia and the western world, many of whom live and conduct their research in the region. The book thus presents a much more complete picture of the modern world of the Arctic, offering a unique opportunity to compare what is happening in the different parts of the region.

Keywords

Nation Natur Policy development ecology environment migration transport

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Lyck
    • 1
  • V. I. Boyko
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management, Policy and PhilosophyCopenhagen Business SchoolCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Institute of Philosophy and LawSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0249-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6595-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0249-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-7176
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