The Palgrave Handbook of Arctic Policy and Politics

  • Ken S. Coates
  • Carin Holroyd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Indigenous Peoples and Arctic Social Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ken S. Coates, Else Grete Broderstad
      Pages 9-25
    3. Gary N. Wilson
      Pages 27-40
    4. Timothy Heleniak, Eeva Turunen, Shinan Wang
      Pages 41-59
  3. Economic Development

  4. Policies of Arctic Nations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Gail Fondahl, Aileen A. Espiritu, Aytalina Ivanova
      Pages 195-216
    3. Valur Ingimundarson
      Pages 251-265
  5. The Arctic and International Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Heather Exner-Pirot
      Pages 307-318
  6. Arctic Legal and Institutional Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Nigel Bankes, Maria Madalena das Neves
      Pages 375-391
    3. Timo Koivurova, Pirjo Kleemola-Juntunen, Stefan Kirchner
      Pages 409-425
    4. Matthew S. Wiseman
      Pages 439-452
  7. Arctic Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
    2. David A. Welch
      Pages 473-486
    3. Peter Kikkert, P. Whitney Lackenbauer
      Pages 487-505
  8. Reflections on Future of the Arctic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 527-527
    2. Tony Penikett
      Pages 543-553
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 555-569

About this book


The Arctic has, for some forty years, been among the most innovative policy environments in the world. The region has developed impressive systems for intra-regional cooperation, responded to the challenges of the rapid environmental change, empowered and engaged with Indigenous peoples, and dealt with the multiple challenges of natural resource development. The Palgrave Handbook on Arctic Policy and Politics has drawn on scholars from many countries and academic disciplines to focus on the central theme of Arctic policy innovation. The portrait that emerges from these chapters is of a complex, fluid policy environment, shaped by internal, national and global dynamics and by a wide range of political, legal, economic, and social transitions. The Arctic is a complex place from a political perspective and is on the verge of becoming even more so. Effective, proactive and forward-looking policy innovation will be required if the Far North is to be able to address its challenges and capitalize on its opportunities. 


Arctic Policy Arctic Politics Indigenous People Environmental studies National Environmental Policy Indigenous Governance International Environmental Policy Arctic Governance Arctic Demographics Extractive Energy Arctic Education Russia Arctic Policy Iceland Arctic Policy Militarization of the Arctic International Law Maritime Transportation US-Russia Bering Strait East Asia Arctic UNCLOS Arctic Council

Editors and affiliations

  • Ken S. Coates
    • 1
  • Carin Holroyd
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public PolicyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Political StudiesUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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