The multidisciplinary Northern Political Economy (NPE) research team is one of three research teams at the Arctic Centre’s Sustainable Development Research Group. The team members are researchers at different stages of their careers from academic fields ranging from Political Science and International Relations to Sociology, Anthropology and Legal Studies. Want to get to know us better? Check out our team member profiles.
What we do
The research done in the NPE team revolves around questions of Arctic economic development and its various impacts on societies, cultures and livelihoods. We look at how northern life and development in their different forms are administered, disciplined, governed and politicized through various local, national, regional and international efforts. Among many others, our research topics include energy and climate politics, indigenous people’s rights, tourism, gender and neoliberal regionalism. Have a look at our ongoing projects and latest publications!