Tennberg, Monica

Dr. in social sciences (international relations, political science)
Research professor, sustainable development

Sustainable Development Research Group

Contact

  • +358 (0)40 019 2005, (2793)
  • Email: forename.surname@ulapland.fi 

Current research interests


Sustainable development, political economy, pragmatism, Barents Region, critical studies

Profile

Monica Tennberg earned a master degree in political science at the University of Helsinki (1990). She continued her studies at the University of Lapland (a licentiate degree 1994 and a doctoral degree in social sciences in 1998). In her licentiate thesis she studied the concept of environmental security and later in her doctoral dissertation the negotiations to establish the Arctic Council (1996) and the development of relations between states and indigenous peoples in the cooperation. After the dissertation, she has studied climate change politics and adaptation in the Arctic, international environmental cooperation in Northwest Russia, indigenous peoples as international political actors and recently she has focused on politics of development in the Barents Region. She works as research professor leading the sustainable development research group and the northern political economy team at the Arctic Centre since 2004.

Current projects

Finished projects

  • DAMOCLES - Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies (EU 6th Framework Program 2005-2009).

  • INDIPO - Indigenous Peoples as International Political Actors: Indigenousness and Construction of Political Agency, funded by the Academy of Finland 2005-2007. Leader Monica Tennberg.

  • International Environmental Cooperation in Northwest Russia (2002-2007). This project was funded by the Academy of Finland by post-doc grant and travel grants. Responsible researcher Monica Tennberg.

  • Governance of Renewable Natural Resources in the Northwest Russia (2004-2007). This research project is part of the Russia in Flux research programme of the Academy of Finland. The leader of the project is professor Soili Nystén-Haarala, University of Lapland, Faculty of Law.

  • Arctic Adaptations (FIN-CAVIAR 2007-2009). This project is funded by the Finnish Academy and it is part of pan-arctic CAVIAR (Community adaptation and vulnerability in Arctic regions) research consortium. Leader Monica Tennberg.

  • BIPE - Barents International Political Economy. This Nordic-Russian researcher network was funded by Nordforsk (2010-2012). The coordinator of the network was Monica Tennberg.

  • KEMU – Sustainable immigrant entrepreunership in Lapland (2013-2014). The project was funded by the ESR. Leader Monica Tennberg.

  • CAVIAR II – Critical aspects of adaptive capacity in Northern regions. (2012-2014).

Teaching


Publications

Articles in scientific journals and books with referee practice

  1. Tennberg, Monica and Joonas Vola (2014) Myrskyjä ei voi hallita: haavoittuvuuden poliittinen talous. Alue & Ympäristö 43:1, 73-84.
  2. Tennberg, Monica, Joonas Vola, Aileen Espiritu, Bjarge Schenke Fors, Thomas Ejdemo, Elena Tonkona, Tatiana Nosova, Larissa Riabova and Elena Korchak (2014), Neoliberal governance, sustainable development and local communities in the Barents Region. Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics 1:1, 41-72.
  3. Tennberg, Monica Larissa Riabova and Aileen Espiritu (2012), Introduction to politics of development in the Barents Region. In M. Tennberg (ed.), Politics of development in the Barents Region, pp. 16-30.Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press.
  4. Tennberg, Monica, Aileen Espiritu, Larissa Riabova and Julian Reid (2012), Conclusions and some suggestions for future research. In M. Tennberg (ed.), Politics of development in the Barents Region, pp. 378-386 Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press.
  5. Tennberg, Monica (2012), Introduction. In M. Tennberg (ed.), Governing the uncertain: Adaptation and climate in Russia and Finland, pp. 3-16. Berlin: Springer.
  6. Monica Tennberg (2012), Adaptation as governance practice. In M. Tennberg (ed.), Governing the uncertain: Adaptation and climate in Russia and Finland, pp. 17-38. Berlin: Springer.
  7. Rakkolainen, Maria and Monica Tennberg (2012), Adaptation in Russian climate governance. In M. Tennberg (ed.), Governing the uncertain: Adaptation and climate in Russia and Finland, pp. 39-53. Berlin: Springer.
  8. Tennberg, Monica (2012), Adaptation in Finnish climate governance. In M. Tennberg (ed.), Governing the uncertain: Adaptation and climate in Russia and Finland, pp. 85-100. Berlin: Springer.
  9. Sinevaara-Niskanen, Heidi and Monica Tennberg (2012), Responsibilisation for adaptation. In M. Tennberg (ed.), Governing the uncertain: Adaptation and climate in Russia and Finland, pp. 125-136. Berlin: Springer.
  10. Vuojala-Magga, T., Turunen, M., Ryyppö, T., and Tennberg, M. (2011), Resonance strategies of Sami reindeer herders in Northernmost Finland during climatically extreme years. Arctic 64(2): 227-241.
  11. Tennberg, Monica, Terhi Vuojala-Magga and Minna Turunen (2010), Ivalo River and its habitants: There have always been floods – what is different now? In G. Hovelsrud & B. Smit (eds.), Community adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions, pp. 221-237. Berlin: Springer.
  12. Tennberg, Monica (2010), Indigenous peoples as international political actors: a summary. Polar Record 46(238): 264-270.
  13. Tennberg, Monica (2010), Kansainvälinen ympäristöyhteistyö Luoteis-Venäjällä: Venäjä ympäristövastuun kantajana [International environmental cooperation in Northwest Russia: Russia’s responsibility]. Terra 121(3): 199-209.
  14. Tennberg, Monica (2009), Is adaptation governable? National and regional approaches to Arctic adaptation governance. In T. Koivurova, E. C. H. Keskitalo, and N. Bankes (eds.) Climate Governance in the Arctic, pp. 289-302. Springer Verlag, Hanover.
  15. Tennberg, Monica (2009), Regional Governance, Path-Dependency and Capacity-Building in International Environmental Cooperation. In S. Nystén-Haarala (eds.), Changing Governance of Renewable Natural Resources in Northwest Russia, pp. 245-258. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  16. Tennberg, Monica (2009), Introduction. In J. Shadian & M. Tennberg (2009) Legacies and Change in Polar Sciences: Historical, legal and political reflections on International Polar Year, pp. 1-8. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  17. Tennberg, Monica (2009), Three Spirals of Power/Knowledge: Scientific Laboratiories, Environmental Panopticons and Emerging Biopolitics. In J. Shadian & M. Tennberg (2009) Legacies and Change in Polar Sciences: Historical, legal and political reflections on International Polar Year, pp. 189-200. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  18. Tennberg, Monica (2007), International Environmental Cooperation in Northwestern Russia: An Assessment of Performance. Polar Record  43(226): 231-238.
  19. Tennberg, Monica (2007), Trust in International Environmental Cooperation in Northwestern Russia. Cooperation and Conflict 42(3): 321-335.
  20. Tennberg, Monica (2006), Indigenous Peoples as International Political Actors: Presenting the INDIPO project. Polar Record 42(221): 100.
  21. Tennberg, Monica (2005). Kansainvälisen ympäristöyhteistyön vaikuttavuus Luoteis-Venäjällä.[Effectiveness of international environmental cooperation in Northwestern Russia]. Alue & Ympäristö (34)2: 26-35.
  22. Tennberg, Monica (2003), Spaces of Change Frozen in Time. Climate Change in the Arctic. In S. Pehkonen & F. Möller (eds.), Encountering the North. Cultural Geography, International Relations and Northern Landscapes, pp.187-202. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  23. Tennberg, Monica (2002), Environmental Threats, Governmentality and Security  in Northern Europe. In L. Hedegaard & B. Lindström (eds.), The NEBI Yearbook 2001/2002. Northern European and Baltic Sea Integration, pp. 311-324. Berlin: Springer.
  24. Tennberg, Monica and Carina Keskitalo (2002), Global change in the Arctic and institutional responses  - discourse analytic approaches. In J. Käyhkö & L. Talve (eds.), Understanding the global system. The Finnish Perspective, pp. 225-228. Turku: FIGARE.
  25. Tennberg, Monica (2001), The Arctic and the Global. Making Order in a Messy World. In H. Hakovirta (ed.),  Globalism at Crossroads. Wedges into Global Theory and Policy, pp. 91-113. Helsinki: The Finnish Political Science Association. 
  26. Tennberg, Monica (2000), The Politics of Sustainability in the European Arctic. In L. Hedegaard & B. Lindström (eds.), The NEBI Yearbook 2000. North Euro­pean and Baltic Sea Integration Yearbook, pp. 117-126. Berlin: Springer.
  27. Tennberg, Monica (2001), Globalisaatio ja ilmastonmuutos arktisella alueella. [Globalization and climate change in the Arctic region]. Kosmopolis 31(2):29-44.
  28. Tennberg, Monica (1999), Constructing the North in Arctic Environmental Cooperation. In M. Joas & A-S. Hermansson (eds.), The Nordic Environments: Comparing Political, Admi­nistrative, and Policy Aspects, pp. 47-66. United Kingdom: Ashgate.
  29. Tennberg, Monica (1996), Naisnäkökulmia turvallisuuteen. [Feminist perspectives to security]. Kosmopolis 3: 43-51.
  30. Tennberg, Monica (1996), Arctic Environmental Policy. In L. Lyck and V.I. Boyko (eds.), Mana­ge­ment, Technology and Human Resources in the Arctic (The North), pp. 367-376. NATO ASI Series, 4. Science and Technology Policy, vol. 5.  Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  31. Tennberg, Monica (1995), Risky Business: Defining the Concept of Environmental Security. Coope­ration and Conflict 30(3): 239-258.
  32. Tennberg, Monica (1994), Rauhantutkimus episteemisenä yhteisönä: "ympäristöturvallisuuden" innovointi. [Peace research as an epistemic community: Innovation of environmental security]. Kosmopolis 3: 75-79.

    Other scientific publications

  33. Tennberg, Monica (2007), International Environmental Cooperation in Northwest Russia: An Overview of the Research Project and its Results. Arctic Idea (Oct.): 58-59.
  34. Paula Kankaanpää, Sanna Ovaskainen, Leo Pekkala and Monica Tennberg (eds.) (2007), Knowledge and power in the Arctic. Proceedings at a conference in Rovaniemi 16-18 April 2007. Rovaniemi, University of Lapland. 
  35. Tennberg, Monica (2004), The future of climate change politics in the Northern Europe? The Kyoto Mechanisms and the Northern Dimension of the European North. In Manfred Lange (ed.), IRISEN. Integrated Regional Impact Studies in the European North: Basic Issues, Methodologies and Regional Climate Modelling. Proceedings. An Advanced Study Course at Abisko Research Station, Sweden, July-August 2002, pp. 397-408. Münster: Institute of Geophysics, University of Münster.
  36. Tennberg, Monica (2004), Globalization and climate change in the Arctic. In Timo Koivurova,  Tanja Joona & Reija Shnoro (eds.), Arctic Governance, pp. 43-60. Rovaniemi: Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre.
  37. Tennberg, Monica (2003), Global change in the Arctic and institutional responses. In M. Lange & H. Roderfeld (eds.), Simulating the regional impacts of global changes: The clash of natural-science and socio-economic modelling paradigms or the beginning of a new alliance? CLIMPACT. Proceedings of the CLIMPACT Symposium held in Tromso, Norway, 2-5 April,  2000, pp. 81-86. Münster: Institute of Geophysics, University of Münster.
  38. Tennberg, Monica (2002), Climate change politics in the Northern Dimension for the European Union. In Lassi Heininen (ed.), Northern Borders and Security - Dimensions for Regional Cooperation and Interdependence, pp. 169-192. Turku School of Economics and Business Administration Series B5. Turku: Pan-European Institute.
  39. Tennberg, Monica (2001), International environmental politics in the Arctic. In Manfred Lange (ed.), IRISEN. Integrated Regional Impact Studies in the European North: Basic Issues, Methodologies and Regional Climate Modelling. Proceedings. An Advanced Study Course at Abisko Research Station, Sweden, on July 4-16, 1999, pp. 267-274. Münster: Institute of Geophysics, University of Münster.
  40. Tennberg, Monica (2000), Ympäristökysymysten hallinta pohjoisella alueella. [Governance of environmental issues in Northern areas]. In Lassi Heininen, Jyrki Käkönen, Arto Nokkala ja Monica Tennberg (toim.), Avaamaton mahdollisuus - näkökulmia ulottuvuuteen, pp. 103-117. Helsinki: LIKE.
  41. Tennberg, Monica (1998), Arktinen neuvosto ja kestävä kehitys pohjoisilla alueilla. [Arctic council and sustainable development in Northern areas]. In Vilho Harle (toim.), Kansainväliset suhteet Lapin yliopistossa, pp. 156-176. P.S.C. Inter Julkaisuja 1. Rovaniemi: P.S.C. Inter.
  42. Tennberg, Monica (1996) (ed.), Unity and Diversity in Arctic Societies. Keynotes presented at the Second International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences. Topics in Arctic Social Sciences 2. Rovaniemi: IASSA.
  43. Tennberg, Monica (1996), Indigenous Peoples’ Involvement in the Arctic Council. Northern Notes 4:21-32.
  44. Tennberg, Monica (1996), Kestävä kehitys ja arktisen ympäristöyhteistyön institutionalisoiminen. [Sustainable development and institutionalization of Arctic environmental cooperation]. In Anni Huhtala (toim.), Ympäristö - arvot? Heijastuksia pohjoiseen, pp. 21-39. Hallintoviraston julkaisuja 35. Rovaniemi: Lapin yliopisto.
  45. Tennberg, Monica, Harto Hakovirta and Lassi Heininen (1994) (eds.), Regional and Transnational Coo­peration in the North. Papers from the Third Circumpolar Conference Rovaniemi, 30 November - 3 December 1992. Kansainvälisten suhteiden julkaisuja C 2. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland. 
  46. Tennberg, Monica (1994), The Rovaniemi Process and new international actors. In Olli-Pekka Jalonen (ed.), Finnish Essays on Arctic Issues, pp. 133-153. Occasional Papers No. 54. Tampere: Tampere Peace Research Institute.
  47. Tennberg, Monica (1993), Etnisiä konflikteja selittävät teoriat ja niiden ongelmat. [Theories about ethnic conflicts and their problems]. In Pauliina Raento (toim.), Yhdessä erikseen - kansalliset konfliktit Länsi-Euroopassa, pp. 27-40. Gaudeamus.
  48. Tennberg, Monica (1991) (ed.), Global Problems. Report of the Public Lecture Series held at the University of Helsinki, October 1990 - March 1991. Research reports 3/91. Helsinki: Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
  49. Liukkonen, Esko and Monica Tennberg (1990) (eds.), Global Change and Finland. Seminar Report. Research Reports 7/90. Helsinki: Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
  50. Tennberg, Monica (1990) (ed.), Globaalimuutos ja kansainvälisten suhteiden teoria. [Global change and IR Theory]. Tutkimusraportteja/Research reports 3/90. Helsinki: Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
     

    Scientific monographs

  51. Tennberg, Monica (2004), Arktisen aika. Ilmastonmuutos ja ajanpolitiikka arktisella alueella. [Arctic time. Climate change and politics of time in the Arctic.] Arctic Centre research reports 42. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland.
  52. Tennberg, Monica (2000), Arctic Environmental Cooperation. A Study in Governmentality. United Kin­gdom: Ashgate.
  53. Tennberg, Monica (1992), Globaalit ongelmat ja niiden asettamat haasteet Suomelle. [Global problems and challenges to Finnish foreign policy]. Ulkopolitiikan haasteita/Foreign policy challenges 1/92. Helsinki: Ulkopoliittinen instituutti.
     

    Popular publications
     

  54. Tennberg, Monica (2011), Kansainvälinen ilmastoyhteistyö [International  climate cooperation]. In J. Niemelä, E. Furman, A. Halkka, E-L. Hallanaro & S. Sorvari (eds.), Ihminen ja ympäristö, pp. 428-435. Gaudeamus.
     

    Professional publications
     

  55. Tennberg, Monica (2002) (ed.), Kansainvälisten suhteiden tutkimusopas. [Research guide for IR students]. Rovaniemi: P.S.C Inter.
  56. Luoma-aho, M.,  S. Moisio & M. Tennberg (2003), Politiikan tutkimus Lapin yliopistossa. [Political science at the University of Lapland – an entrance exam book]. Rovaniemi: P.S.C. Inter.
     

    Dissertations
     

  57. Tennberg, Monica (1998), The Arctic Council. A Study in Governmentality. Acta Universitatis Lapponie­nsis 19. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland.
  58. Tennberg, Monica (1994), Environmental Security: A Study of Rhetorics of Risk (unpublished licenciate dissertation). Rovaniemi: University of Lapland.
  59. Tennberg, Monica (1990), Quebécin separatismi. Rakenteet ja riippuvuussuhteet poliittisen toiminnan selittäjinä [Separatism in Québec: structures and dependencies as explanations for political action] (unpublished master’s thesis). Helsinki: University of Helsinki.
     

    Audiovisual material
     

  60. Producer of the BALANCE traveling exhibition and a feature film “Three” (directed and filmed by Miia Tervo and Antti Tenetz) which presents the results of the stakeholder study (2005).
  61. Producer of the CAVIAR photo & poster exhibition which gives an overview of  the research results (2009). The exhibition was displayed in December 2009 in Arktikum Science Centre.

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Contact

+358 (0)40 019 2005, (2793)

forename.surname@ulapland.fi