The Future History of the Arctic

Author: Charles Emmerson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786746246

Category: History

Page: 448

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Long at the margins of global affairs and at the edge of our mental map of the world, the Arctic has found its way to the center of the issues which will challenge and define our world in the twenty-first century: energy security and the struggle for natural resources, climate change and its uncertain speed and consequences, the return of great power competition, the remaking of global trade patterns… In The Future History of the Arctic, geopolitics expert Charles Emmerson weaves together the history of the region with reportage and reflection, revealing a vast and complex area of the globe, loaded with opportunity and rich in challenges. He defines the forces which have shaped the Arctic's history and introduces the players in politics, business, science and society who are struggling to mold its future. The Arctic is coming of age. This engrossing book tells the story of how that is happening and how it might happen—through the stories of those who live there, those who study it, and those who will determine its destiny.

The Future of Postcolonial Studies

Author: Chantal Zabus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134689942

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

View: 351


The Future of Postcolonial Studies celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back by the now famous troika - Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. When The Empire Writes Back first appeared in 1989, it put postcolonial cultures and their post-invasion narratives on the map. This vibrant collection of fifteen chapters by both established and emerging scholars taps into this early mapping while merging these concerns with present trends which have been grouped as: comparing, converting, greening, post-queering and utopia. The postcolonial is a centrifugal force that continues to energize globalization, transnational, diaspora, area and queer studies. Spanning the colonial period from the 1860s to the present, The Future of Postcolonial Studies ventures into other postcolonies outside of the Anglophone purview. In reassessing the nation-state, language, race, religion, sexuality, the environment, and the very idea of 'the future,' this volume reasserts the notion that postcolonial is an "anticipatory discourse" and bears testimony to the driving energy and thus the future of postcolonial studies.

Security and Sovereignty in the North Atlantic

Author: L. Heininen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137470720

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

View: 857


The North Atlantic continues to be an area of international strategic significance regionally and globally. This study explores the strong processes of sovereignty, as well as new independent states and micro-proto-states that are forming in the region.

Russia's Arctic Strategies and the Future of the Far North

Author: Marlene Laruelle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317460340

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 2118


This book offers the first comprehensive examination of Russia's Arctic strategy, ranging from climate change issues and territorial disputes to energy policy and domestic challenges. As the receding polar ice increases the accessibility of the Arctic region, rival powers have been manoeuvering for geopolitical and resource security. Geographically, Russia controls half of the Arctic coastline, 40 percent of the land area beyond the Circumpolar North, and three quarters of the Arctic population. In total, the sea and land surface area of the Russian Arctic is about 6 million square kilometres. Economically, as much as 20 percent of Russia's GDP and its total exports is generated north of the Arctic Circle. In terms of resources, about 95 percent of its gas, 75 percent of its oil, 96 percent of its platinum, 90 percent of its nickel and cobalt, and 60 percent of its copper reserves are found in Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions. Add to this the riches of the continental shelf, seabed, and waters, ranging from rare earth minerals to fish stocks. After a spike of aggressive rhetoric when Russia planted its flag in the Arctic seabed in 2007, Moscow has attempted to strengthen its position as a key factor in developing an international consensus concerning a region where its relative advantages are manifest, despite its diminishing military, technological, and human capacities.

A Short History of the Future

Author: W. Warren Wagar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226869032

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Narrated by a far-future historian, Peter Jensen leaves an account of the world from the 1990s to the opening of the 23rd century as a gift to his granddaughter. A combination of fiction and scholarship, this third edition of Wagar's speculative history of the future alternates between descriptions of world events and intimate glimpses of this historian's family into the first centuries of the new millennium.

Global Arctic

Sovereignty and the Future of the North

Author: Scott Nicholas Romaniuk

Publisher: Berkshire Academic PressLtd


Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 9105


Global Arctic puts the scramble for Arctic dominance in the context of sovereignty and jurisdiction, the supply of energy for expanding economies, sea lanes and the question of navigation, and the elements of militarization and securitization dispersed across a variety of Northern corridors.

A Chronological History of Voyages Into the Arctic Regions

Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West, Or Polar Passage Between the Atlantic and Pacific

Author: John Barrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108030831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

View: 6539


A vivid account of exploration in the North Atlantic from the Vikings to the early nineteenth century, published in 1818.