Arctic strategies of sub-national regions: Why and how sub-national regions of Northern Finland and Sweden mobilize as Arctic stakeholders
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The stakes are high in the Arctic region in terms of economic opportunities, environmental challenges and political interests, not least considering the fact that stakeholders include the most powerful nations in the world. This study departs from the notion that sub-national levels of government, in areas most affected by developments in the Arctic; risk being put in the background in favor of high-level and high-tension politics. Using theories on paradiplomacy and marginality, this study makes a comparative analysis of why and how northern sub-national regions in two non-littoral Arctic states mobilize in the context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Arctic, governance, Sweden, Finland, sub-national, regional, mobilize, stakeholder
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122760OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-122760DiVA: diva2:941110
Lidström, Anders, Professor