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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
[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.