Comparative global learning: Theorizing transitions to sustainable futures (RT10)

This Research Task provides a continuous forum for reflexive theorizing about conditions for long term sustainability transition in Arctic communities.

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Comparative global learning: Theorizing transitions to sustainable futures (RT10)

Sustainability pathways are always local, but lessons may nonetheless be learned from comparative studies. Long-term sustainability in Arctic communities affected by extractive industries can therefore benefit from interactive learning relations with communities elsewhere. Empirical elements of this appear in several Research Tasks. In this Research Task, we will provide a continuous REXSAC-wide forum for reflexive theorizing about conditions for this transition, organized as a series of small workshops with invited contributors from a) selected RTs, varying dependent on workshop topic, b) representatives of Arctic communities and end users, and c) REXSAC PhD students, whose participation will add value to the specific content of their studies. We will make active use of existing empirical and theoretical work from around the Arctic but also from around the world.

Large image: Kiruna from above March 2016. Photo: A. Nilsson

Small Image: Ralph Erskin’s vision of Kiruna as Ecological Arctic Town, 1958 (slightly cropped)

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