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The GlobalArctic Handbook

  • Uniquely positions the Arctic within a broad global context

  • Offers a systematic overview of the ‘GlobalArctic’

  • Presents expert knowledge on economics, environment, peoples and cultures, geopolitics and governance

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    • Matthias Finger, Lassi Heininen
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Global Land Rush and the Arctic

    • Markus Kröger
    Pages 27-43
  4. State-Owned Enterprises in the Arctic

    • Andrey Krivorotov, Matthias Finger
    Pages 45-62
  5. Tourism at the Crossroads of Contesting Paradigms of Arctic Development

    • Soile Veijola, Hannah Strauss-Mazzullo
    Pages 63-81
  6. Boreal Forests of the Circumpolar World

    • Hayley Hesseln
    Pages 101-123
  7. The Changing Role of Military Power in the Arctic

    • Valery Konyshev, Alexander Sergunin
    Pages 171-195
  8. Subnational Tier of Arctic Governance

    • Alexander Sergunin
    Pages 269-287

About this book

This book offers a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the Arctic in the era of globalization, or as it is referred to here, the ‘GlobalArctic’. It provides an overview of the current status of the Arctic as a result of global change, while also considering the changes in the Arctic that have a global effect. 

It positions the Arctic within a broad international context, it addresses four main themes are discussed: economics and resources; environment and earth system dynamics; peoples and cultures; and geopolitics and governance. Gathering together expert authors and building on long-term research activities, it serves as a valuable reference for future research endeavors.

Keywords

  • Globalization of the Arctic
  • Geopolitics and governance in the Arctic
  • Environmental conflicts and resource sustainability
  • Technilogical change within the Circumpolar North
  • Security webs within the global Arctic
  • polar geography

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Technology and Public Policy, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Matthias Finger

  • Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

    Lassi Heininen

About the editors

Matthias P. Finger received a PhD in Education in 1986 and a PhD in Political Science in 1988, both from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He was an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, an Associate Professor at Columbia University, a Full Professor at the Swiss Graduate Institute of Public Administration and, since 2002, he has been a Full Professor and Chair at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Professor Finger’s achievements in research, teaching, and service are considerable. 

Dr. Lassi Heininen is a Professor of Arctic Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland (Finland). His other academic positions include Adjunct Professor (Docent) at the University of Oulu (Finland) and Trent University (Ontario, Canada), Visiting Professor at the University of Akureyri (Iceland), and Director of the International Summer School in Karelia at Petrozavodsk State University (Russia). He is also Chairman of Calotte Academy and the Northern Research Forum’s Steering Committee, Head of the Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security Studies (a joint TN between NRF and UArctic), and the Editor of the Arctic Yearbook, an international, peer-reviewed online publication.

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eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-91995-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)