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Arctic Politics, the Law of the Sea and Russian Identity: The Barents Sea Delimitation Agreement in Russian Public Debate


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Geir Hønneland
    Pages 1-8
  3. Geir Hønneland
    Pages 107-117
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 118-121

About this book


This book analyses the Russian opposition to the 2010 Barents Sea delimitation agreement in light of both the Law of the Sea and Russian identity, arguing that the agreement's critics and proponents inscribe themselves into different Russian narratives about Russia's rightful place in the world.


foreign policy law law of the sea Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fridtjof Nansen InstituteNorway

About the authors

Geir Hønneland is Research Director at Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. He has published widely on Arctic politics, the Law of the Sea and Russian identity, including Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations (2013).

Bibliographic information


'Geir Hønneland once again shows in this book his unique capability of providing insight into highly complex contexts by providing an analysis that is rooted in his personal experiences. [...] It goes without saying that Arctic politics, the law of the sea and Russian identity will serve as a work of reference in order to [...] understand Russian identity and politics.' Nikolas Sellheim, Polar Record, Cambridge University Press, 2014