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The North American Arctic: Themes in Regional Security

Menezes, DR and Nicol, HN (Eds). (2019) The North American Arctic: Themes in Regional Security. [Book]. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

he North American Arctic addresses the emergence of a new security relationship within the North American North. It focuses on current and emerging security issues that confront the North American Arctic and that shape relationships between and with neighbouring states (Alaska in the US; Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada; Greenland and Russia). Identifying the degree to which ‘domain awareness’ has redefined the traditional military focus, while a new human rights discourse undercuts traditional ways of managing sovereignty and territory, the volume’s contributors question normative security arrangements. Although security itself is not an obsolete concept, our understanding of what constitutes real human-centred security has become outdated. The contributors argue that there are new regionally specific threats originating from a wide range of events and possibilities, and very different subjectivities that can be brought to understand the shape of Arctic security and security relationships in the twenty-first century. The North American Arctic provides a framework or lens through which many new developments are assessed in order to understand their impact on a changing circumpolar region at different scales – from the level of community to the broader national and regional scale.

Type: Book
Title: The North American Arctic: Themes in Regional Security
ISBN-13: 9781787356610
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787356610
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787356610
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Contributors, 2019 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2019 This book is published under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, redistribute and adapt the work for noncommercial use, provided the original author and source are credited, and any changes made are indicated. Attribution should include the following information: Menezes, D.R, and Nicol, H.N. (eds.). 2019. The North American Arctic: Themes in Regional Security. London: UCL Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787356610 Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Any third-party material in this book is published under the book’s Creative Commons license unless indicated otherwise in the credit line to the material. If you would like to re-use any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons license, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Keywords: Arctic, security, North America, international borders
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084807
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