The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring identity, space, and time

Ulrik Pram Gad (Redaktør), Jeppe Strandsbjerg (Redaktør)

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2 Citationer (Scopus)

Abstrakt

This book suggests that sustainability is a political concept because it defines and shapes competing visions of the future. In current Arctic affairs, prominent stakeholders agree that development needs to be sustainable, but there is no agreement over what it is that needs to be sustained. In original conservationist discourse, the environment was the sole referent object of sustainability, however, as sustainability discourses expand, the concept is linked to an increasing number of referent objects, such as, society, economy, culture and identity.
This book sets out a theoretical framework for understanding and analysing sustainability as a political concept, and provides a comprehensive empirical investigation of Arctic sustainability discourses. Presenting a range of case studies from Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Canada, Alaska and Russia, the essays in this volume analyse the concept of sustainability and how actors are employing and contesting this concept in specific regions within the Arctic. In doing so, the book demonstrates how sustainability is being given new meanings in the postcolonial Arctic and what the political implications are for postcoloniality, nature, and development more broadly.
Beyond those interested in the Arctic, this book will also be of great value to students and scholars of sustainability, sustainable development, identity and environmental politics.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
ForlagRoutledge
Antal sider262
ISBN (Trykt)9781138491830
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781351031981
StatusUdgivet - 15 okt. 2018
NavnRoutledge Studies in Sustainability

Projekter

POSUSA: Politics of Postcoloniality and Sustainability in the Arctic

Gad, U. P., Strandsbjerg, J., Bjørst, L. R., Graugaard, N. D. & Jacobsen, M.

01/02/201631/12/2019

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Publikation

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Conclusion: sustainability reconfiguring identity, space, and time

Gad, U. P. & Strandsbjerg, J., 15 okt. 2018, The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring identity, space, and time. Gad, U. P. & Strandsbjerg, J. (red.). Routledge, 12 s. (Routledge Studies in Sustainability).

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Introduction: Sustainability as a political concept in the Arctic

Gad, U. P., Jacobsen, M. & Strandsbjerg, J., 15 okt. 2018, The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring identity, space, and time. Gad, U. P. & Strandsbjerg, J. (red.). Routledge, 17 s. (Routledge Studies in Sustainability).

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Gad, U. P., & Strandsbjerg, J. (red.) (2018). The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring identity, space, and time. Routledge. Routledge Studies in Sustainability