Findings and Conclusions

  • Douglas C. NordEmail author
Part of the Springer Polar Sciences book series (SPPS)


This final chapter of the volume provides a summary of the key findings and insights that the several contributing authors to the volume offer regarding leadership within the Arctic Council. It presents these within the framework of five interrelated questions. The first of these is what have we learned about the particular contributions of the most recent occupants of the Chair? The second one is, how should we evaluate their efforts? The third is dual in character: What is the overall impact of the “powers of the chair” and what constraints limit their application? The fourth question focuses on what are the “best practices” that can be taken away from this consideration of organizational leadership. The fifth question relates to what are the type of challenges that future Arctic Council Chairs are likely to encounter and how the organization will have to evolve if it is to continue to provide leadership for the North?


Leadership Effectiveness Best practices Powers of the chair Vision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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