Call for abstracts: Extractive Industries and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Arctic

August 28th, 2017

Arctic Change 2017: Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are presently being accepted for the 2017 Arctic Change Conference, to be held in Quebec City, Canada, between 11-15 December, 2017.
Conveners invite and encourage abstract submissions for Session SUD01: Extractive Industries and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Arctic

Session Co-chairs: Stephan Schott (Carleton University), Dag Avango (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Thierry Rodon (Université Laval, Québec)

The objective of this is to better understand how the sustainability of local livelihoods is impacted by extractive industries and how the future well-being of communities that depend on extractive industries can be enhanced. This session will gather the researchers from three international research networks on extractive industries (MinErAL, REXSAC and ReSDA) and one ArcticNet project (Mining Economies, Mining Families) that conduct research on the socio-economic impacts of extractive industries on Arctic communities and try to envision a post-mining future for Arctic communities. Papers in these session will look at varying aspects of the relationship between extractive resource development and the sustainability of Arctic communities from a wide range of perspectives (political science, economy, history, geography, industrial relations, business and human development, law and anthropology). The session will provide for a comparison of experiences and approaches in different regions of the Arctic.

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, September 22, 2017

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