Providing Leadership for the North

  • Douglas C. NordEmail author
Part of the Springer Polar Sciences book series (SPPS)


This chapter provides a brief overview of the need for leadership in the contemporary Arctic. It considers how the process of Arctic governance has evolved over the past quarter century and how the Arctic Council has become a central actor in this endeavor. It looks at how recent Arctic Council Chairmanships have played significant roles in developing a response to pressing Arctic concerns. It notes, however, that the precise means by which successive chairs of the organization have advanced its work has rarely been examined or compared. This is the overall focus of this volume. Its individual chapter inquiries are noted and briefly summarized.


Leadership Arctic Council Governance Diplomacy Chairmanships 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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