Environment, People, Policy

Author: Mark Nuttall,Terry Callaghan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058230874

Category: Science

Page: 686

View: 3999

By demonstrating the importance of communication among social scientists, scientists in the natural sciences and stakeholders living in the Arctic, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the region's rapidly changing physical and human dimensions. In response to the tremendous challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic it is an essential resource for all Arctic researchers and those developing multidisciplinary projects. Representing a state-of-the-art overview of key areas of Arctic research by renowned specialists in the field, each chapter forms a detailed, varied and accessible account of current knowledge. Each author introduces the subject to a non-specialist readership, while retaining intellectual integrity and relevance for specialists. Overall, the richness of the material presented in this volume reflects the ecological and cultural diversity of this vast and environmentally critical part of the globe.

Climate Governance in the Arctic

Author: Timo Koivurova,E. Carina H. Keskitalo,Nigel Bankes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402095429

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 4003

Climate change is affecting the Arctic environment and ecosystems at an accelerating speed, twice the rate of the global average. This is opening the Arctic to transportation and resource development and creating serious challenges for local communities and indigenous peoples. Climate Governance in the Arctic considers two aspects of climate change from an institutional perspective. It focuses on how relevant regimes, institutions and governance systems support mitigation of climate change. It also examines the extent to which the varying governance arrangements in the Arctic support adaptation and the development of adaptation processes for the region. The book’s focus on Arctic governance offers unique insights within climate change mitigation and adaptation research.

Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment

Author: Jon Børre Ørbaek,Roland Kallenborn,Ingunn Tombre,Else N. Hegseth,Stig Falk-Petersen,Alf H. Hoel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540485147

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 6194

The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for the marine and terrestrial food chains. This uniquely multidisciplinary book presents the various aspects of contemporary environmental changes in Arctic and Alpine Regions.

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment - Scientific Report

Author: ACIA - Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521865093

Category: Science

Page: 1042

View: 4969

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment was prepared by an international team of over 300 scientists, experts, and knowledgeable members of indigenous communities, and is the most comprehensive volume on Arctic climate change available. Illustrated in full color throughout.


Beyond Kant and Hermeneutics

Author: Paula Banerjee,Samir Kumar Das

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843313304

Category: Autonomy (Philosophy)

Page: 296

View: 5676

In the first decade of the twenty-first century autonomy has become one of the major concerns of our social and political existence. The right to autonomous life is now a political, cultural and social call of both the individual and group. The present volume is a critical attempt to understand autonomy from both historical and analytical perspectives. Autonomy, in this collective reading, emerges as deeply rooted in social practices and contentious politics.

Protecting the Arctic

Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Survival

Author: Mark Nuttall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135297371

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 5947

Protecting the Arctic explores some of the ways in which indigenous peoples have taken political action regarding Arctic environmental and sustainable development issues, and investigates the involvement of indigenous peoples in international environmental policy- making. Nuttall illustrates how indigenous peoples make claims that their own forms of resource management not only have relevance in an Arctic regional context, but provide models for the inclusion of indigenous values and environmental knowledge in the design, negotiation and implementation of global environmental policy.

Encyclopedia of the Arctic

Author: Mark Nuttall

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Pub

ISBN: 9781579584375

Category: History

Page: 2278

View: 6952


Cows, kin, and globalization

an ethnography of sustainability

Author: Susan Alexandra Crate

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: 9780759107403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 4588

Crate presents the first cultural ecological study of a Siberian people the Viliui Sakha, describing the local and global forces of modernization that continue to challenge their survival, and will be of interest to environmental and economic anthropologists, as well as to practitioners interested in sustainable rural development, globalization, indigenous rights in Eurasia, and post-Soviet Russia.

Changing climates in North American politics

institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance

Author: Henrik Selin,Stacy D. VanDeveer

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262012997

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 4258

Analysis of climate change policy innovations across North America at transnational, federal, state, and local levels, involving public, private, and civic actors.


Comparing Border Security in North America and Europe

Author: Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 9601

Border security has been high on public-policy agendas in Europe and North America since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City and on the headquarters of the American military in Washington DC. Governments are now confronted with managing secure borders, a policy objective that in this era of increased free trade and globalization must compete with intense cross-border flows of people and goods. Border-security policies must enable security personnel to identify, or filter out, dangerous individuals and substances from among the millions of travelers and tons of goods that cross borders daily, particularly in large cross-border urban regions. This book addresses this gap between security needs and an understanding of borders and borderlands. Specifically, the chapters in this volume ask policy-makers to recognize that two fundamental elements define borders and borderlands: first, human activities (the agency and agent power of individual ties and forces spanning a border), and second, the broader social processes that frame individual action, such as market forces, government activities (law, regulations, and policies), and the regional culture and politics of a borderland. Borders emerge as the historically and geographically variable expression of human ties exercised within social structures of varying force and influence, and it is the interplay and interdependence between people's incentives to act and the surrounding structures (i.e. constructed social processes that contain and constrain individual action) that determine the effectiveness of border security policies. This book argues that the nature of borders is to be porous, which is a problem for security policy makers. It shows that when for economic, cultural, or political reasons human activities increase across a border and borderland, governments need to increase cooperation and collaboration with regard to security policies, if only to avoid implementing mismatched security policies.

Species and Communities in Extreme Environments

Festschrift Towards the 75th Anniversary and a Laudatio in Honour of Academician Yuri Ivanovich Chernov

Author: Serguei Ilich Golovatch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adaptation (Biology)

Page: 530

View: 7074

Papers on yeast, myxomicetes, soil microfungi, mosses, higher plants, nematodes, oribatid mites, millipedes, spiders, collembolans, ants, beetles, butterflies, and birds of the polar and adjacent regions.

The Geography of the Canadian North

Issues and Challenges

Author: Robert M. Bone

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press


Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 4364

Since the first edition of this book was published nearly a decade ago, there have been many important developments in Canada's north. The idea of the north as a resource frontier has begun to make amends with the idea of the north as the homeland of thousands of Aboriginal people. The coming together of these two visions provide for the thematic structure of the book. Divided into four parts, Geography of the Canadian North 2e provides a comprehensive overview of the title's topic. The first three chapters include discussions of the objectives, themes, and concepts of Canada's north; the role of physical geography for the region; and highlights the key historical events regarding resource development and Aboriginal Peoples. The following four chapters deal with population, resource development, mega-projects, and the environmental consequences of resource development. Aboriginal development is dealt with in two chapters - Aboriginal Population and Society, and Aboriginal Economy, Land Claims, and Self-Government. Finally, 'Summing Up' emphasizes the economic and political changes that have taken place over the last decade. This chapter will ask 'where are we going?' with regards to resource development and the place of Aboriginal northerners in the North's economy, political structure, and social fabric.

The Age of the Arctic

Hot Conflicts and Cold Realities

Author: Gail Osherenko,Oran R. Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521619714

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 5244

This book will be essential reading for all interested in this important region of the world.

Arctic Homeland

Kinship, Community and Development in Northwest Greenland

Author: Mark Nuttall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communities

Page: 194

View: 4995


The Permafrost Environment

Author: Stuart A. Harris

Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble Books


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 276

View: 4841

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The Arctic

Author: Deanna Swaney

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 456

View: 6436

Explores the culture, indigenous peoples, climate, and history of the Arctic region, and provides information on tours, accommodations, and outdoor adventures.

Diatoms of North America

The Freshwater Floras of Prince Patrick, Ellef Ringnes and Northern Ellesmere Islands from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

Author: Dermot Antoniades,Paul Brian Hamilton,Marianne S. V. Douglas,John P. Smol

Publisher: Gantner Publishing


Category: Diatoms

Page: 649

View: 3145

An introduction to Ellef Ringnes Island, Prince Patrick Islandand Northern Ellesmere Island. From the preface This project was initiated in 1998 with the development of a surface diatomcalibration set for selected regions from the Arctic Islands.Under the study surface sediments, mosses,rock and otheravailable habitats were studied from 91 ponds and lakes.It became clear that the diatoms observed were new or undocumented. Detailed taxonomic studies were done at the Canadian Museum of Nature using SEM generated images andthe extensive Library. A must have for research in the Arctic

Arctic Flora and Fauna

Status and Conservation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arctic regions

Page: 272

View: 6428

The purpose of this report is "to summarize ... the information required to assess the state of the Arctic's natural environment today ... ; to provide a useful reference to a wide audience of policy makers, Arctic residents, researchers, and others active in the conservation of Arctic flora and fauna; to point the way to improving our collective understanding and facilitating the international cooperative action required to conserve the Arctic's natural environment."--P. 11.