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St Antony's Series

Governing the North American Arctic

Sovereignty, Security, and Institutions

Editors: Berry, Dawn Alexandrea, Bowles, Nigel, Jones, Halbert (Eds.)

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Though it has been home for centuries to indigenous peoples who have mastered its conditions, the Arctic has historically proven to be a difficult region for governments to administer. Extreme temperatures, vast distances, and widely dispersed patterns of settlement have made it impossible for bureaucracies based in far-off capitals to erect and maintain the kind of infrastructure and institutions that they have built elsewhere. As climate change transforms the polar regions, this book seeks to explore how the challenges of governance are developing and being met in Alaska, the Canadian Far North, and Greenland, while also drawing upon lessons from the region's past. Though the experience of each of these jurisdictions is unique, their place within democratic, federal systems and the prominence within each of them of issues relating to the rights of indigenous peoples situates them as part of an identifiably 'North American Arctic.' Today, as this volume shows, their institutions are evolving to address contemporary issues of security, environmental protection, indigenous rights, and economic development.

About the authors

Dawn Alexandrea Berry is Postdoctoral Fellow in Foreign Policy, Security Studies, and Diplomatic History at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, USA.

Nigel Bowles is Director of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, UK.

Halbert Jones is Director of the North American Studies Programme at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Arctic, North America, and the World: A Political Perspective

    Graham, William C.

    Pages 13-25

  • Arctic Governance and the Relevance of History

    Grant, Shelagh D.

    Pages 29-50

  • Canadian Arctic Shipping Regulations and the Law of the Sea

    Kraska, James

    Pages 51-73

  • Chinese Mining Interests and the Arctic

    Lajeunesse, Adam (et al.)

    Pages 74-99

  • The Monroe Doctrine and the Governance of Greenland’s Security

    Berry, Dawn Alexandrea

    Pages 103-121

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49391-0
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49390-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing the North American Arctic
Book Subtitle
Sovereignty, Security, and Institutions
Editors
  • Dawn Alexandrea Berry
  • Nigel Bowles
  • Halbert Jones
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49391-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137493910
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49390-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 277
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