governance is closely related to existing national political and
administrative practices. Responsibilisation is a particular technique
of global climate governance which works by scattering responsibility to
adapt among societal actors and between different levels. This approach
is applied to two different cases from the Arctic region – Russian and
Finnish adaptation governance and their recent development. The research
combines both anthropology and political science based knowledge on
The book presents a case study from Sakha republic,
Russia, about how local communities and municipal, regional and federal
authorities tackle the problem of floods in the Tatta River area. From
Finland, a case study from Kuttura, Ivalo, discusses the recent
challenges to reindeer herders by changing environmental conditions and
their efforts to cope with them.
“The book discusses governance
from two perspectives – from top how authorities prepare for the future
climate changes and from below how local people experience them”, says
Research Professor Monica Tennberg.
The Arctic Centre research
team includes Anna Stammler-Gossmann, Maria Rakkolainen, Terhi
Vuojala-Magga, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen and Monica Tennberg. The
research was funded by the Academy of Finland (2007–2009).
Monica Tennberg (ed.) Governing the Uncertain: Adaptation and climate in Russia and Finland by Springer.
The electronic version of the book
Research Professor Monica Tennberg, Arctic Centre of University of Lapland
Tel. +358 400 192 005, monica.tennberg(at)ulapland.fi
ULapland/Arctic Centre/Marjo Laukkanen