Arctic Yearbook 2018: Arctic Development in Theory & in Practice

Lassi Heininen (Toimittaja), Heather Exner-Pirot (Toimittaja)

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This year’s Arctic Yearbook theme, “Arctic Development, In Theory and In Practice” is dedicated to better understanding development in the Arctic region: how can we improve the well-being and prosperity of the residents of the Arctic? What kind of development do we want, and how can it be practically achieved? Development is multifaceted; so too is the scholarly focus of the 2018 Arctic Yearbook. The articles in this volume approach these questions from a variety pf geographic, epistemological, and theoretical perspectives. As a whole, it continues discussions started in previous Arctic Yearbooks: on Change & Innovation (2017); Human Capital & Capacity (2014) and Governing & Governance (2015), addressing perennial questions of development. Strategies for Arctic development remain a puzzle, despite, or perhaps because of, decades of state led efforts to grow economies, create jobs, improve health and wellness, and increase educational attainment. While investment and interest in Arctic scientific research has been growing over the past decade in the face of climate change, the academic research on Arctic development has largely stagnated, both intellectually and financially. This volume represents our effort to stimulate the field. Social science research cannot improve Arctic development outcomes in and of itself, but it is an essential component to finding smarter and more effective strategies that positively impact human wellbeing in the Circumpolar North.
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  • Kansainvälinen politiikka
  • Yhteiskuntamaantiede, talousmaantiede, ml. yhteiskuntatieteellinen ympäristöntutkimus
  • Ympäristötiede
  • Monitieteinen


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