April 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 328 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138040601 - CAT# Y329210
Series: Transforming Environmental Politics and Policy
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 this, the present volume highlights the very long historical development of resource use systems in Northern Europe, across multiple actors, multiple levels, and including varying population groups.
The book takes a past-present-future perspective that illustrates the paths to institutional emergence, change or persistence over time. It also illustrates how institutions may themselves drive changes, through a focus on resource use cases in Northern Europe. This volume demonstrates that understanding "northern" issues is less about understanding sets of geophysical, climatological or environmental conditions, than about understanding social and institutional structures. Understanding these trajectories into the future is seen as a key way of understanding what responses to future change may be likely, and what the institutions are that will shape, limit or enable our responses to climate change.
This book will be of great use to scholars and graduates in the fields of Arctic and northern-region politics, and to researchers of resource use and climate change with a focus on vulnerability, social vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation.
Chapter 1: Understanding historical contingencies into the future: cases from Northern Europe
E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Maria Pettersson, Sverker Sörlin
Chapter 2: Hot-spots and spaces in-between – Development and settlement in the ‘Old North’
Dean Carson, Lovisa Solbär, Olof Stjernström
Chapter 3: State and Resources in the North: From territorial assertion to the ‘smorgasbord state’
Chapter 4: The institutionalization of forestry as a primary land use in Sweden
Jan Kunnas, E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Maria Pettersson, Olof Stjernström
Chapter 5: Constructing northern Fennoscandia as a mining region
Dag Avango, Jan Kunnas, Maria Pettersson, Örjan Pettersson, Peder Roberts, Lovisa Solbär, Paul Warde, Urban Wråkberg
Chapter 6: Making "Wilderness" in a Northern Natural Resource Periphery: On Restructuring and the Production of a Pleasure Periphery in Northern Sweden
Dieter Müller, Joakim Byström, Olof Stjernström, Daniel Svensson
Chapter 7: Ethnic Identity and Resource Rights in Sweden
Per Axelsson, Peter Sköld, Corinna Röver
Chapter 8: Energy Regimes in the Fennoscandian north, c1900-2015
Chapter 9: Oil and gas extraction in the Barents Sea: A Nordic state-industry governance system goes north
Chapter 10: Troubling the Northern Seas: The Turbulent History of Norwegian and Russian Fisheries
Sabine Höhler, Julia Lajus, Peder Roberts, Urban Wråkberg
Chapter 11: Imageries and historical change in the European Russian Arctic
Niklas Eklund, Julia Lajus, Vassily Borovoy, Ekaterina Kalemeneva, Dmitry Lajus, Daria Stogova, Andrian Vlakhov, Urban Wråkberg
Chapter 12: Regional futures nested in global structures
Annika E. Nilsson, Niklas Eklund, Marie Jürisoo, Ekaterina Klimenko, Lize-Marié van der Watt
Chapter 13: Conclusion: The "Old Arctic" – or quite simply the developed northern Europe
Keskitalo, E. Carina H.