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Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic


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Foreword: Remarks by former Canadian Ambassador to Norway, Shirley Wolff Serafini at the Human Security in the Arctic Seminar (May 2004) 1. Introduction: Can we broaden our understanding of security in the Arctic? PART 1: Differing Conceptions of Security in the Arctic 2. Cold War legacies in Russia's Svalbard policy 3. A new northern security: Environmental degradation and risks, climate change, energy security, trans-nationalism and flows of globalization and governance 4. Virtuous imperialism or a shared global objective?: The relevance of human security in the global North PART 2: Environmental Security 5. The sustainability transition: Governing coupled human/natural systems 6. Arctic environmental security and abrupt climate change 7. Climate change impacts, adaptation, and the technology interface 8. Bridging the GAPS between ecology and human security PART 3: Health Security 9. Telemedicine as a tool for improving human security 10. Health and human security: Communicable diseases in the post-Soviet Arctic PART 4: Human Security: Women and Indigenous Groups 11. Aboriginal self-determination and resource development activity: improving human security in the Canadian Arctic? 12. Women's participation in decision making: human security in the Canadian Arctic 13. Human security and women's security reality in Northwest Russia 14. The political exclusion and commodification of women 15. Conclusion: Revisiting Arctic security

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Gunhild Hoogensen is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Tromso, Norway. Dawn Bazely is Associate Professor in Biology and Director of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability at York University, Canada.


"Environmental and human security in the Arctic opens up and presents many timely and important issues that solidify the non-military approach to security". - Nikolas Sellheim, University of Lapland, Finland

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