Politics of Postcoloniality and Sustainability in the Arctic (POSUSA)

Project Details

Description

The project analyzes the diverse political consequences of 'sustainability' becoming pivotal for politics in the Arctic - without a consensus on what the concept should refer to. Changes to the climate, global power balances, demands for natural resources, and aspirations for self-determination set the stage for new political struggles - in Greenland and across the Arctic. Central to the struggles is the notion of the Arctic as a special place characterized by a nature at once hostile and fragile. Key questions are: How do Arctic sustainability strategies link and prioritize global, regional, national and local scales? What should be made sustainable - in relation to what? How should sustainability be realized - and who should be responsible for realizing the right kind of change? How are struggles over rights and resources reconfigured when the concept of sustainability redefines concepts of identity and development?
AcronymPOSUSA
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/02/201631/12/2019

Keywords

  • Greenland
  • Sustainability
  • Postcoloniality

Activities

  • 2 Conference organisation or participation
  • 2 Talks and presentations in private or public companies
  • 1 Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
  • 1 Guest lecturers

Bæredygtig erhvervsudvikling i Grønland

Lill Rastad Bjørst (Lecturer)

9 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Hindsgavl 2019

Lill Rastad Bjørst (Participant), Anne Merrild Hansen (Participant) & Henrik Halkier (Participant)

9 Apr 201910 Apr 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

POLAR2018

Ulrik Pram Gad (Participant)

20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Research Output

Conclusion: sustainability reconfiguring identity, space, and time

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

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

Introduction: Sustainability as a political concept in the Arctic

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

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Gad, U. P. (ed.) & Strandsbjerg, J. (ed.), 15 Oct 2018, Routledge. 262 p. (Routledge Studies in Sustainability).

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)