Introduction: Sustainability as a political concept in the Arctic

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  • Ulrik Pram Gad
  • Marc Jacobsen
  • Jeppe Strandsbjerg
Introduction to the book Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic, which sets out a theoretical framework for understanding and analysing sustainability as a political concept, and provides a comprehensive empirical investigation of Arctic sustainability discourses. Presenting a range of case studies from a number of Arctic countries including Greenland, Norway and Canada, the essays in this volume analyse the concept of sustainability and how actors are employing and contesting this concept in specific regions within the Arctic. In doing so, the book demonstrates how sustainability is being given new meanings in the postcolonial Arctic and what the political implications are for postcoloniality, nature, and development more broadly. Beyond those interested in the Arctic, this book will also be of great value to students and scholars of sustainability, sustainable development, identity and environmental politics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic
EditorsUlrik Pram Gad, Jeppe Strandsbjerg
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
Publication date22 Oct 2018
ISBN (Print)9781138491830
ISBN (Electronic)9781351031974, 9781351031981
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2018
SeriesRoutledge Studies in Sustainability

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Arctic, Sustainability, Postcoloniality, Discourse analysis, Geopolitics, Greenland, Alaska, Norway, Iceland, Nunavut, Canada, International politics, sustainable development

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