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The role of non-governmental actors (NGA) in the polar regions has been discussed in different articles and books, but a comprehensive volume assessing their normative role for the lives of people, institutions and laws in both the Arctic and Antarctic has yet to be released.

The planned volume Non-governmental Actors in the Polar Regions aims to fill that gap. The proposal will be submitted to a major academic publisher, such as Springer or Routledge.

We therefore invite 200-word Abstracts on the topic, which can range from political sciences, social sciences, law or economics, by 15 June, so that a full-scale proposal can be developed. We would also welcome balanced commentaries, which highlight positive and negative aspects of NGA-presence in the polar regions. The idea is to create a volume consisting of research articles (9,000-11,000 words), research notes (3,000-5,000 words) and commentaries (2,000-3,000 words).

Suggested topics are (but are not limited to):

– The role of indigenous organisations in Arctic law- and policy-making
– Tourism enterprises in the polar regions
– Non-governmental organisations in environmental decision-making
– Businesses and companies in polar environments
– Subcontractors in Antarctic operations

Please send your Abstracts to Nikolas.sellheim (a) gmail.com and Marzia.scopelliti (a) gmail.com.

We look forward to working with you on this project!