Each chapter provides one layer of the multimodal lens of Arctic security that, together, weave a complex web of change. This Special Issue therefore continues to move the discourse of polar security beyond – but not excluding – the conventional debates of military capabilities and state sovereignty towards a more comprehensive definition of security, including its interacting environmental, economic, political, health and cultural dimensions.

Table of contents:

  1. Marc Jacobsen & Victoria Herrmann, Introduction: Arctic International Relations in A Widened Security Perspective.
  2. Marc Jacobsen & Jeppe Strandsbjerg, Desecuritization as Displacement of Controversy: geopolitics, law and sovereign rights in the Arctic.
  3. Wilfrid Greaves & Daniel Pomerants, ‘Soft Securitization’: Unconventional Security Issues and the Arctic Council.
  4. Heather Exner-Pirot & Robert Murray, Regional Order in the Arctic: Negotiated Exceptionalism.
  5. Victoria Herrmann, Arctic Indigenous Societal Security at COP21: The Divergence of Security Discourse and Instruments in Climate Negotiations.
  6. Rasmus K. Rasmussen & Henrik Merkelsen, Post-colonial governance through securitization? A narratological analysis of a securitization controversy in contemporary Danish and Greenlandic uranium policy.
  7. Ulrik Pram Gad, What kind of nation state will Greenland be? Securitization theory as a strategy for analyzing identity politics.
  8. Ole Wæver, Afterword: Securitization and Security Complexes in and around the Arctic.

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Marc Jacobsen & Victoria Herrmann (eds.)
Arctic International Relations in a Widened Security Perspective
Politik, vol. 20, No. 3 (2017)

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