Globalization and the Circumpolar North


By Heininen, Lassi
       Southcott, Chris

328 pages, 6 x 9

Format: Paper and electronic

Price: $24.95

Published: 2010

The circumpolar North has long been the subject of conflicting national aspirations and border disputes, and with the end of the cold war and the coming era of potential resource scarcity, its importance will only grow over the next several decades. Anticipating that renewed prominence, Globalization and the Circumpolar North brings together an array of scholars to explore the effects of this increased attention, from the new opportunities offered by globalization to the potential damage to long-isolated northern communities and peoples.

Lassi Heininen is a political scientist and Senior Scientist at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. He currently serves as Chair of the Northern Research Forum based in Akureyri, Iceland. He lives in Rovaniemi and Helsinki, Finland.

Chris Southcott is professor of sociology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Associate Researcher at the Northern Research Institute, Whitehorse, Yukon. He is currently the chair of the Social Economy Research Network for Northern Canada and chair of the Research Outreach Program for the University of the Arctic. He lives in Thunder Bay.


"[P]rovides a very balanced and well-nuanced approach toward the positive and negative impacts of the changes that the different streams of globalization have brought to the circumpolar north. . . .The book goes beyond the notion of ‘change’ and ‘globalization,’ but is truly a source of knowledge about the Arctic, its peoples and its histories."
Polar Record