Developments in the Arctic have mostly been studied through defense studies, international relations, geopolitics, and to a lesser extent, economics. Public policies of arctic states in the High North have attracted far less attention, with the exception of Indigenous peoples' rights. This panel refers to the definition of the Arctic by the Arctic Human Development Report based largely on northern political units. Although the Arctic is not a homogenous region physically, economically, or politically, the arctic states face comparable challenges such as adapting to a warmer climate and the development of remote areas. Many parts of the Arctic are characterized by a harsh environment with little infrastructure, long distances, and ethnically diverse populations. While some regions are affected by out-migration, and others by in-migration, more transient workers are needed for mining and the hydrocarbon industries. The purpose of this panel is to analyze and discuss:
Comparative approaches of public policies in the Arctic are particularly welcome. In order to propose a paper, please send an abstract (300 words max.) directly to panel chair Cecile Pelaudeix (cecile [dot] pelaudeix [at] sciencespo-lyon [dot] fr).
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 1 February 2013.