Greenland and the International Politics of a Changing Arctic: Postcolonial Paradiplomacy Between High and Low Politics

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, New York
Number of pages164
ISBN (Print)9781138061095
ISBN (Electronic)9781351668835
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesRoutledge Research in Polar Regions

Note re. dissertation

Greenland and the International Politics of a Changing Arctic examines the international politics of semi-independent Greenland in a changing and increasingly globalised Arctic. Without sovereign statehood, but with increased geopolitical importance, independent foreign policy ambitions, and a solidified self-image as a trailblazer for Arctic indigenous peoples’ rights, Greenland is making its mark on the Arctic and is in turn affected – and empowered – by Arctic developments. The chapters in this collection analyse how a distinct Greenlandic foreign policy identity shapes political ends and means, how relations to its parent state of Denmark is both a burden and a resource, and how Greenlandic actors use and influence regional institutional settings as well as foreign states and commercial actors to produce an increasingly independent – if not sovereign – entity with aims and ambitions for regional change in the Arctic. This is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of Greenland’s international relations and how they are connected to wider Arctic politics. It will be essential reading for students and scholars interested in Arctic governance and security, international relations, sovereignty, geopolitics, paradiplomacy, indigenous affairs and anyone concerned with the political future of the Arctic.

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Environment and Sustainability, Geography, Politics & International Relations, Arctic Council, Thule Air Base, Greenland Politics, Greenlandic identity

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