Northern Political Economy Blog

A heterotopian perspective to the Arctic

21.1.2019

What is the Arctic? Research Professor Monica Tennberg discusses the question through heterotopia, a concept that helps to understand the contradictions characterizing the Arctic.    

Greetings from Environmental Social Science Colloquium in Rovaniemi

17.12.2018

This year the colloqium of the Finnish environmental social sciences met in Rovaniemi at University of Lapland in November 21-23 gathering approximately 120 researchers and experts to discuss human, natural and non-human relationships. Here are some greetings from the colloquium.   

Taking A Stand

3.12.2018

Tanja Joona and Joonas Vola had their first joined art exhibition presented in the Gallery Kopio in the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi 23.10.–29.11.2018, after its premiere in Trondheim. Read the story behind the photographic exhibition "Staging Sámi in the City".   

NPE symposium 2018 – Arctic Continuities

8.10.2018

The 2018 edition of the annual NPE symposium took place on the 29th-30th of August. Researchers and Polar professionals from diverse Arctic countries met at the premises of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi. Vivid discussions arose at the event around the topics of cultural and social sustainability and the myriad of resources located in the Arctic    

From the Arctic to the Australian Hemisphere

10.8.2018

Giuseppe spent 6 weeks at the ANU in Canberra, Australia. Here some highlights of his experience on the other side of the world.   

Arctic Continuity and Change

8.6.2018

Northern Political economy team will organize its annual symposium in August 2018 in Rovaniemi. Arctic continuity and change are to be discussed from various viewpoints and disciplinary traditions. Researchers Marjo and Heidi are opening up the dynamics of Arctic continuity and the power of the rhetoric of change.    

Deatnu / Tana / Teno – The poor agreement and new stakeholders at the Finnish riverside

23.5.2018

John Nystad, the deputy mayor of Kárášjohka gielda/Karasjok municipality and a local Sámi politician will share his critical remarks on the current agreement concerning the fishing rights in the border river, in the Sámi homeland between the states of Finland and Norway.   

Urban Arctic nature: A collaborator, competitor and catalyst

27.4.2018

Spring has finally arrived to Lapland and nature around us is changing every day. Research professor Monica Tennberg takes a look at the different roles of nature within people's lives in the Arctic region   

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Researchers from the Northern Political Economy Research Group share their thoughts and insights related to the Arctic from everyday to social, political and economic perspectives.

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