Publications and outreach

Here we feature publications from the member of the REXSAC network that are related to our research tasks and overall goal. The listed publications and outreach material includes material produced in other projects.

Tourists enjoy a snack of fresh coconut after a walk through the canopy walk at Kakum National Forest near Cape Coast, Ghana, June 20, 2006. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst)

New report: The anthropocenic imaginary: political ecologies of tourism in a geological epoch

This article pushes forward emerging approaches in the political ecology of tourism that recognize the Anthropocene as both a geological epoch and conceptual regime. In…

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New book: Arctic Geopolitics, Media and Power

Arctic Geopolitics, Media and Power provides a fresh way of looking at the potential and limitations of regional international governance in the Arctic region. Far-reaching…

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Book chapters: The Politics of Arctic Resources

The Arctic has often been seen as a natural area, or even a “wilderness”, where mainly indigenous and subsistence activities have been prominent. Contrary to…

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New Report: Kakadu World Heritage Site Under Threat From Uranium Mine

A new report by REXSAC researcher Rebecca Lawrence at Sydney Environment Institute and Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation has found mining giant Rio Tinto’s plan for rehabilitating the Ranger…

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REXSAC’s Annual Report 2018

This is the third annual report from REXSAC.  This report has been prepared by an editorial team, consisting of past and current members of the REXSAC Executive…

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New report: Fighting to be herd

Fighting to be herd: impacts of the proposed Boliden copper mine in Laver, Älvsbyn, Sweden for the Semisjaur Njarg Sami reindeer herding community The Semisjaur…

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“Walk the line”: An ethnographic study of the ritual of crossing the Arctic Circle—Case Rovaniemi

This article focuses on tourists’ practices around Arctic Circle landmarks in Rovaniemi.   Varnajot, A.. 2019. “Walk the line”: An ethnographic study of the ritual of…

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Costs and benefits of environmental change: Tourism industry’s responses in Arctic Finland

This paper identifies the locally observed changes in the natural and socio-economic environments and aims to analyse the financial costs and benefits to tourism businesses…

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Historicizing climate change—engaging new approaches to climate and history

The article identifies two main strands in historical work on climate change, both multi-disciplinary: one that looks for it as a driver of historical change…

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Snow and ice in the Cold War – histories of extreme climatic environments

  Sörlin, S., Roberts, P..2018. Introduction (Sörlin): Cryo-history: Ice, Snow, and the Great Acceleration.  Chapter 6 (Roberts): An Environment Too Extreme? The Case of Bouvetøya. In ICE AND…

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Book Chapter: A microgeography of authority: Glaciology and climate change at the Tarfala Station

Sörlin, S..2018. A microgeography of authority: Glaciology and climate change at the Tarfala Station, 1945–1980. In Understanding field science institutions. pp 255-285 From the oceans…

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Participatory meaning-making of environmental and cultural changes in reindeer herding in the northernmost border area of Sweden and Finland

  This paper explores the adaptation possibilities of reindeer herding regarding environmental changes at the Northernmost Swedish-Finnish border region.   Lépy, É., Heikkinen, H.I., Komu,…

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Do voluntary corporate actions improve cumulative effects assessment? Mining companies’ performance on Sami lands

Highlights Governments rely on companies to assess and mitigate cumulative impacts. Voluntary corporate actions generally fail to deliver on these expectations. Governments should step up…

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Responding to Climate Change: Studies in Intellectual, Political, and Lived History

Lane, M., Sörlin, S., Socolow, R.H., and McNeill, J.R.. 2018. Responding to climate change: Studies In Intellectual, political, and lived history.    Abstract This introduction to…

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Book Chapter: Stories of hope: The dark ecology journeys co-creating tourism research

Kramvig, B. and Methi, H.. 2018. Stories of hope: The dark ecology journeys co-creating tourism research. In Co-Creating Tourism Research. pp 162-179. This chapter explores the co-creation…

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Turbulent indigenous objects: Controversies around cultural appropriation and recognition of difference

This article addresses an ongoing controversy in Noway around designing and naming Sámi (indigenous) objects. Kramvig, B., Brattland, C. and Verran, H.. 2018. Turbulent indigenous…

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    Kramvig, B.. 2018. Relevansen av det nære. In Ottar 319(1):49-54.    

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Book chapter: Reconciliation in the everyday – when dreams become real: Speaking of a different reality

  Kramvig, B.. 2018. Reconciliation in the everyday – when dreams become real: Speaking of a different reality. In BAT: Bridging Art + Text. pp 56-66.    

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Manoeuvring conflict: Industrial land use projects and ‘refusal to resist’ among reindeer herding communities in northern Fennoscandia

Komu, T.. 2019. Manoeuvring conflict: Industrial land use projects and ‘refusal to resist’ among reindeer herding communities in northern Fennoscandia. In Ethnos. https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2019.1580304 ABSTRACT When local and…

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Accumulating Minerals and Dispossessing Indigenous Australians: Native Title Recognition as Settler‐Colonialism

This paper argues, in reality, a deeply seated settler‐colonial mentality endures in Australia within the institutions presiding over mineral governance, particularly in those States that are…

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Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the effectiveness of mining mitigation measures on social–ecological systems in Arctic and boreal regions: A systematic map protocol

Mining activities, including prospecting, exploration, construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, abandonment, decommissioning and repurposing of a mine can impact social and environmental systems in a range…

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Form and Function: The Future of the Arctic Council

Since its establishment in 1996, the Arctic Council has evolved to become an indispensable forum for regional Arctic cooperation. Expectations for the forum were initially…

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Gradmålingsstasjonen i Sorgfjorden: en kulturhistorisk dokumentasjon

Report from a  documentation project supported by Svalbards Environment Fund.   Arlov, T.B., Avango, D., and Reymert, P.K..2018.  Gradmålingsstasjonen i Sorgfjorden: en kulturhistorisk dokumentasjon. Trondheim-Tromsø-Stockholm: NTNU -…

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Kina i Arktis – intressen och strategier

  Andersson, P.. (2018) Kina i Arktis – intressen och strategier. Föreningen FokusKinas Tidskrift, 4, 34-38. About the magazine The FokusKina magazine (formerly China Report) is…

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Chinese mining in Greenland: Arctic access or access to minerals?

  This article contributes to the academic debate on China’s growing interests in the Arctic and enriches our understanding of the various economic and political…

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Book Chapter: Ghost towns and zombie mines: Historical dimensions of mine abandonment, reclamation and redevelopment in the Canadian North

This book makes a distinctive contribution to the field of Canadian environmental history by identifying new areas of research and exploring how international scholarly developments might…

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Book Chapter: The Giant Mine’s long shadow: Arsenic pollution and native people in Yellowknife, NWT

Sandlos, J., Keeling, A.. 2017. The Giant Mine’s long shadow: Arsenic pollution and native people in Yellowknife, NWT. In Mining North America: An Environmental History, 1522-2012. …

Maadaadizi / Summer Journeys / Pima?cihowin Directed by Jason Baerg Z-14: First Nations Trail (Pickering Gate) | Finale Performance Aug. 15, 2015 at Rouge Beach Summer Journeys will be the grand finale of the Arts Relay. Summer Journeys will start with a community pow-wow and end with a multi-media sunset performance that concurrently engages live music, dance and emergent technologies. The work will be inspired by the canons of Indigenous knowledge, art and science. Occurring at the edge of Pickering and the start of the First Nations Trail, the work and closing ceremonies will act as a ‘gaze into the horizon’, towards the future of the Pan Am Path.

Indigenous peoples’ relationships to large-scale mining in post/colonial contexts: Toward multidisciplinary comparative perspectives

Mining has particular, often disproportionate, impacts on Indigenous communities. Opportunities exist for Indigenous peoples to benefit from/shape mining projects. More research is needed on mining…

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Rethinking remediation: mine reclamation, environmental justice, and relations of care

This paper argues that greater attention needs to be paid to public participation and justice concerns associated with cleaning up mine sites. Beckett, C.,Keeling, A..…

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Book chapter in Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic

This book provides an insightful summary of issues surrounding resource extraction in the Arctic, and will be essential reading for anyone interested in environmental impact…

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Book chapter: Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Region

This report presents the results of the 2018 AMAP Assessment of Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA): Perspectives from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Region.…

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Book chapter: Heritage, Conservation, and the Geopolitics of Svalbard: Writing the History of Arctic Environments

This chapter argues that the writing of environmental history is never separate from politics or societal and culturally inscribed power structures by which spaces construed as…

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Book chapter: Opp og ned i 100 år: Sveagruva 1917-2017

D. Avango and P. Brugmans, Opp og ned i 100 år: Sveagruva 1917-2017. Longyearbyen : Svalbard Museum, 2018.

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Resilient Destinations and Tourism: Governance Strategies in the Transition towards Sustainability in Tourism, 1st Edition

Sustainability is one of the most important issues currently facing the tourism sector. Recently, the role of resilience thinking has been highlighted in sustainable development…

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Myths on local use of natural resources and social equity of land use governance: Reindeer herding in Finland

This paper proposes a novel approach to examine social equity by following ideational turn with an aim to explore globally used and locally persistent myths that…

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What are wilderness areas for? Tourism and political ecologies of wilderness uses and management in the Anthropocene

This paper analyzes empirically how wilderness environments and their roles are seen in the context of new and traditional anthropogenic uses and meanings of wilderness…

Beyond growth thinking: the need to revisit sustainable development in tourism

Saarinen, J. (2018). Beyond growth thinking: the need to revisit sustainable development in tourism. Tourism Geographies 20(2): 337-340. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2018.1434817

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Enclavic tourism spaces: territorialization and bordering in tourism destination development and planning

This paper aims to discuss and synthesize the conceptual idea of enclaves in tourism and get an overview of some of the key theoretical perspectives…

Photo: Skiier in Tahko, Finland in February. Visit Lakeland/Flickr.

Geographies of tourism development and planning

This paper gives an overview of how tourism requires holistic and future-oriented planning measures that minimize the negative externalities of tourism and guide the industry’s…

Photo: Palisade Basin , Kings Canyon National Park. California. Martin Swett/Flickr.

Wilderness conservation and tourism: what do we protect and for and from whom?

This paper aims to overview some of the key perspectives on how wilderness environment are contextualized, used, and contested: as units of strict conservation; resources…

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Challenges due to changing ideas of natural resources: tourism and power plant development in the Icelandic wilderness

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the development of tourism in the Icelandic highlands and power production development and the challenges created by…

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Natural hazard experiences and adaptations: A study of winter climate-induced road closures in Norway

This paper aims at filling a research gap on sudden winter climate-induced disconnections and road travel hazards in advanced societies.   Jacobsen, J.K.S., Leiren, M.…

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Changing ideas about natural resources: tourists’ perspectives on the wilderness and power production in Iceland

This paper discusses the utilization and perceptions of wilderness environments in Iceland, where tourism and power production have increasingly grown.   Sæþórsdóttir, A-D. and J.…

Communities and sustainable tourism development: Community impacts and local benefit creation tourism

Saarinen, J. (2019). Communities and sustainable tourism development: Community impacts and local benefit creation tourism. In Stephen F. McCool and Keith Bosak (Eds), A Research…

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The Arctic in tourism: complementing and contesting perspectives on tourism in the Arctic

This review paper aims to discuss different perspectives on tourism in the Arctic by utilizing literature and selected examples. Saarinen, J. & A. Varnajot (2019).…

Mining town Longyearbyen. Photo credit: Rob Oo/Flickr.

Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the effectiveness of mining mitigation measures on social–ecological systems in Arctic and boreal regions: a systematic map protocol

This paper is part of a project,  3MK, which aims to develop a multiple evidence base methodology combining systematic review approaches with documentation of Indigenous…

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Implementing the State Duty to Consult in Land and Resource Decisions

This paper points out the current gaps when implementing the state duty to consult with Sami communities in land and resource decisions. Resourcing, competence development…

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Nilsson to represent REXSAC at the Arctic Circle Assembly, 19-21 October

The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2000 participants from 60 countries. It is…

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Avalanches and dead reindeer when the heat rises in Kiruna

REXSAC researcher Ninis Rosqvist and Sami village Gabna’s Chairman Lars-Ànte Kuhmunen tell of two dramatic happenings in Kiruna 2018. Kiruna is one of the places where…

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New Handbook featuring REXSAC researchers Nuttall and Avango

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is a guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through research in the physical and natural sciences and the…

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REXSAC researchers contribute to new book, “Competing Arctic Futures”

REXSAC researchers Sverker Sörlin, Annika E. Nilsson, Dag Avango, Peder Roberts and Eric Paglia have contributed to the book, “Competing Arctic Futures: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”,…

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The southern tip of Kebnekaise mountain in Sweden is now becoming lower than the northern peak, according to REXSAC researcher

REXSAC Researcher Ninis Rosqvist took a measurement of the southern tip of Kebnekaise, which consists of snow and ice,  on July 31st and compared it to a month prior.…

Josefina Skerk, Ruona Burman, Katri Linna, Katarina Inga, Rasmus Kløcker Larsen och Per Olof Nutti diskuterar urfolks markanvändning. Foto: David Rydenfalk, Sameradion & SVT Sápmi.

Sami’s limited influence in state processes hot topic in Almedalen in July

Sami’s limited influence in state processes has caused all mining operations on Sami land to be appealed recently. Rasmus Kløcker Larsen, REXSAC researcher at Stockholm Environment…

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REXSAC researcher featured in Swedish magazine “Naturvetaren”

Gunhild “Ninis” Rosqvist, REXSAC researcher and professor of natural geography at Stockholm University, is also the director of the research center in Tarfala. In this…

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REXSAC PhD student, Calle Österlin, interviewed for SvD series on Sami rights

REXSAC PhD student, Calle Österlin was interviewed in connection with the ongoing series about Sami rights in Northern Sweden in the Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet.…

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New REXSAC report highlighted in SvD series on Sami land rights

In a series of articles, SvD reviews the conflict that has occurred over half Sweden’s surface. On the one hand, the Sami and their rights…

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New report: Mining industry perspectives on indigenous rights

A new report by REXSAC researcher, Rebecca Lawrence : Mining industry perspectives on indigenous rights: Corporate complacency and political uncertainty, in the The Extractive Industries and Society is now available.   …

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The people and the mountain – about life at the foot of Kebnekaise

Swedish Radio meets the people who live and work next to the Kebnekaise mountain range where the glaciers are melting and climate change is becoming more…

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New report: Mining companies’ performance on Sami lands

This paper (Larsen, R. K., Österlin, C. (REXSAC researchers)  and Guia, L.) considers whether these voluntary actions actually improve companies’ CEA performance and so provide…

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Research initiative intensifying at final conference on Swedish mountain environment

There are about 40 researchers from seven Swedish universities who carried out twelve different research projects in the years 2013-2017 in connection with the Swedish…

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Artikel in Samefolket magazine about indigenous rights in Sweden

  Sweden, according to a new study, is the worst of all comparable countries in allowing indigenous peoples to assert their rights in environmental assessments of, for…

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REXSAC’s Annual Report 2017

This is the second annual report from REXSAC.  This report has been prepared by an editorial team, consisting of past and current members of the REXSAC Executive…

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Feeding the reindeer – more than just giving them food

On March 22-23rd, a workshop on “Challenges and opportunities of supplementary feeding in reindeer husbandry” was held in Kiruna, Sweden. A joint action of the REXSAC, ReiGN and…

Great Skua flying over Hornafjörður in southeast Iceland. Photograph: Þorvarður Árnason.

Medieval Iceland, Greenland, and the New Human Condition: A case study in integrated environmental humanities

This paper contributes to recent studies exploring the longue durée of human impacts on island landscapes, the impacts of climate and other environmental changes on…

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Sverige sämst på urfolks inflytande vid gruv- och vindkraftsetablering

Sveriges Radio Sameradion rapporterar: Möjligheter till samiskt inflytande saknas och samråd är enkelriktad information. Det konstaterar forskare vid Stockholm Environment Institute i en färsk studie…

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Indigenous peoples influence on impact assessments

A study performed in Sweden, Norway, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, shows that Sweden received the lowest score regarding indigenous peoples influence on impact assessments.…

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Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics, and Memory

This award-winning collection examines historical and contemporary impacts of mining on Aboriginal communities in northern Canada. Keeling, Arn and Sandlos, John (eds) (2015). Mining and…

Svalbard Reindeer. Photo: Outward_bound. Flickr.

How stressed are reindeer?

REXSAC research on how climate change and exploitation of resources affect stress levels in reindeer have featured in Swedish media. The work is led by…

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Under the Great Ice. Climate, Society and Subsurface Politics in Greenland

This book by REXSAC researcher Mark Nuttall takes the reader on a journey through landscapes, seascapes and icescapes of memory, movement and anticipation, and unravels…

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Arctic Sustainability Research. Past, Present and Future

What does the word “sustainable” mean in discussing resource extraction and sustainable Arctic communities? This book explores the history, current state of knowledge, and the…

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Knowledge production and environmental conflict

Systematic reviews have become popular for mapping knowledge about environmental impacts. This article provides a commentary on the role of stakeholder involvement when reviewing issues…

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Towards extended shared socioeconomic pathways

This article features a combined participatory bottom-up and top-down scenario methodology with results from the Barents region. It is the result of work carried out…

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Heritage and change in the Arctic

Heritage and Change in the Arctic: Resources for the Present, and the Future. Edited by Robert C. Thomsen and Lill Rastad Bjørst. Aalborg University Press…

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REXSAC’s Annual Report 2016

This report  – REXSAC Annual Report 2016 – provides an overview of the first year of REXSAC activities including reports on strategic program development and…

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Det nya klimatet/The new climate

In a Swedish television documentary on the new climate and its impacts on reindeer herding in northern Sweden, REXSAC’s scientific directors Gunhild Rosqvist comments on…

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Bellwether, exceptionalism, and other tropes: Political coproduction of Arctic climate modeling

Wormbs, N., Döscher, R., Nilsson, A. E., Sörlin, S., (2017). “Bellwether, Exceptionalism, and Other Tropes: Political Coproduction of Arctic Climate Modeling”, in: Cultures of Prediction:…

A glacial canyon in northern Greenland as seen by NASA's P-3B aircraft on May 3, 2012. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA

Arctic futures: Agency and assessing assessments

Wormbs, Nina & Sverker Sörlin, (2017) “Arctic Futures: Agency and Assessing Assessments”, in Arctic Environmental Modernities From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era…

Kulusuk, Greenland. Photo: Nick Russill. Flickr.

“En plads i solen” – historiske perspektiver på debatten om udvikling og modernitet i Grønland

Thisted, Kirsten (2017). “’En plads i solen’ – historiske perspektiver på debatten om udvikling og modernitet i Grønland”. [-[‘A place in the sun’ – historical…

Wooden homes line a scenic inlet at Sisimiut, Greenland. Photo: PRODavid Stanley. Flickr.

The Greenlandic Reconciliation Commission: Ethnonationalism, Arctic resources, and post-colonial identity

Thisted, Kirsten (2017). The Greenlandic Reconciliation Commission:  Ethnonationalism, Arctic resources, and post-colonial identity. In: Arctic Environmental Modernities From the Age of Polar Exploration to the…

Arctic Night. Photo credit: Evelyn Berg. Flickr.

Scaling the Planetary Humanities: Environmental Globalization and the Arctic

Sörlin, S., (2017) “Scaling the Planetary Humanities: Environmental Globalization and the Arctic”, in Heise, Ursula K., Jon Christensen, and Michelle Niemann, eds. The Routledge Companion…

Nalunaq Gold Mine. Photo credit: James St. John. Flickr.

Large-scale mining and social innovation

Sejersen, Frank (2016). Large-scale mining and social innovation. In Knudsen (ed.) Perspectives on Skills: An Anthology on Informally Acquired Skills in Greenland (pp. 167-182). Copenhagen:…

Applying a synthetic approach to the resilience of Finnish reindeer herding as a changing livelihood

Sarkki, S., Komu, T., Heikkinen, H.,I, Acosta G., N., Lépy, É., Herva, V-P (2016) Applying a synthetic approach to the resilience of Finnish reindeer herding…

Aboriginal communities, traditional Knowledge, and the environmental legacies of extractive development in Canada

Sandlos, J., and Keeling, A. (2016) Aboriginal communities, traditional Knowledge, and the environmental legacies of extractive development in Canada. The Extractive Industries and Society 3,2:…

Introduction: Critical perspectives on extractive industries in Northern Canada

Sandlos, J., and Keeling, A. (2016) Introduction: Critical perspectives on extractive industries in Northern Canada. The Extractive Industries and Society 3,2: 265–268

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Toxic legacies, slow violence, and environmental injustice at Giant Mine, Northwest Territories

Sandlos, J., and Keeling, A. (2016) Toxic Legacies, Slow Violence, and Environmental Injustice at Giant Mine, Northwest Territories. Northern Review 42: 7-21. https://doi.org/10.22584/nr42.2016.002

Arctic sustainability research: Towards a new agenda

Petrov A.N. BurnSilver, S., Chapin, T. Fondahl, G., Keil, K, Nilsson, A.E., Riedlsperger, R. and Schweitzer, P. Arctic sustainability research: toward a new agenda. Polar…

Tourism and Arctic observation systems: Exploring the relationships

de la Barre, Maher, S.P., Dawson, J., Hillmer-Pegram, K., Huijbens, E., Lamers, M., Liggett, D., Müller, D., Pashkevich, A. and Stewart, E. (2016). Tourism and…

Nature-based tourism, conservation and institutional governance: a case study from the Russian Arctic

Pashkevich, A., Stjernström. O. & Lundmark, L. (2016). Nature-based tourism, conservation and institutional governance: a case study from the Russian Arctic. The Polar Journal, 6…

CACCON and partner knowledge networks: Arctic 16 coastal engagement network of future earth coasts

Forbes, D.L., Bell, T., LeTissier, M., Petrov, A., Pulsifer, P., Atkinson, D.E., Eerkes-Medrano, L., Larsen, J.N., Couture, N., Kraev, G., Marino, E., Overduin, P., Rasmussen,…

Decade of accelerating change in the Arctic

Larsen, Joan Nymand. 2016. Commentary: A Decade of Accelerating Change in the Arctic. In The Arctic in World Affairs. A North Pacific Dialogue on the…

Polar Economics: Expectations and real economic futures

Larsen, Joan Nymand (Ed.). 2016. Editorial: Polar Economics: Expectations and real economic futures. The Polar Journal. Vol. 6, No 1, pp. 1-10.

Orientalism or cultural encounters? Tourism assembling culture, capital, and identities

Kramvig, Britt. 2017. “Orientalism or cultural encounters? Tourism assembling culture, capital, and identities”, in Viken et al., Sami Tourism, London: Routledge.

Stories of hope: Enacting art, science and travelling in/across Russian Norwegian borders

Kramvig, Britt and Hilde Methi. 2017. “Stories of hope: Enacting art, science and travelling in/across Russian Norwegian borders”, in Co-creating Tourism Research. Towards Collaborative Ways…

Industrial heritage sites in polar regions: Sources of historical information

Hacquebord, Louwrens, and Dag Avango. “Industrial Heritage Sites in Polar Regions: Sources of Historical Information.” Polar Science 10, no. 3 (2016): 433-40.

Context-sensitive political ecology to consolidate local realities under global discourses: A view for tourism studies

Heikkinen H.,I., Acosta G., N., Sarkki, S. and Lépy É (2016) Context-sensitive political ecology to consolidate local realities under global discourses: A view for tourism…

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Værkrigen i Arktis

Flyen, Anne-Cathrine. Værkrigen i Arktis. (The Arctic Weather War of WW II). Årbok / Fortidsminneforeningen 2016: 177-190.                …

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Composing Greenlandic tourism futures: An Integrated Political Ecology and Actor-Network Theory Approach

Ren, C. B., Bjørst, L. R., & Dredge, D. (2016). Composing Greenlandic tourism futures: An Integrated Political Ecology and Actor-Network Theory Approach. I M. Mostafanezhad,…

Att konstruera naturresurser: industriella framtidsvisioner om Svalbard 1870-1930

Avango, Dag. “Att konstruera naturresurser: industriella framtidsvisioner om Svalbard 1870-1930.” Ottar 310, no. 2 (2016): 41-49.

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Saving or destroying the local community? Conflicting spatial storylines in the Greenlandic debate on uranium

Bjørst, L. R. (2016). Saving or destroying the local community? Conflicting spatial storylines in the Greenlandic debate on uranium. The Extractive Industries and Society, 3(1),…

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Can the Arctic lead the way to a post-petroleum future?

The Arctic is often depicted as a region of vast petroleum resources — a wealth ready to be exploited to ensure national energy security and…

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The politics of planning: assessing the impacts of mining on Sami lands

“The politics of planning: assessing the impacts of mining on Sami lands”  examines the implications of undertaking community-based impact assessment (CBIA) in the Swedish context…

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Extractive industries and the unmaking of Arctic places

Indigenous perceptions of land, waters and animals – and their relationships with them – are often ignored in discussions about the development of natural resources.…

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“Då är det inte renskötsel”

This report is about the impacts of Boliden’s proposed mine in Laver, northern Sweden, for the Semisjaur Njarg Sami reindeer herding community (in Swedish with…

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Future Mountains, a new film

Changes in climate and land use, such as mining and infrastructure developments, strongly affect the mountain environment in Arctic Sweden and thereby also the conditions…

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Uncertain Futures: The Changing Global Context of the European Arctic

What does the future look like from the perspective of a small municipality in northern Sweden? What social and environmental challenges might there be and…