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Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic

Published November 29, 2013

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THEMES:  Arctic and Northern, Climate Change, Social Justice

TITLE: Environmental and Health Security in the Arctic

AUTHOR(S): Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Dawn Bazely, Goloviznina Marina, Andrew Tanentzap

DATE: October 4, 2013

TAGS: security studies, environmental politics, climate change, health geography, governance

ABSTRACT: This is the first comprehensive exploration of why human security is relevant to the Arctic and what achieving it can mean, covering the areas of health of the environment, identity of peoples, supply of traditional foods, community health, economic opportunities, and political stability. The traditional definition of security has already been actively employed in the Arctic region for decades, particularly in relation to natural resource sovereignty issues, but how and why should the human aspect be introduced? What can this region teach us about human security in the wider world?

The book reviews the potential threats to security, putting them in an analytical framework and indicating a clear path for solutions.Contributions come from natural, social and humanities scientists, hailing from Canada, Russia, Finland and Norway.

Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic
is an essential resource for policy-makers, community groups, researchers and students working in the field of human security, particularly for those in the Arctic regions.

LINKS: To purchase see here.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright © 2013 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Hoogensen, G., Bazely, D., Goloviznina, M., and Tanentzap, A.. (2013). Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic.

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