Northern Political Economy Blog

Social Impact Bonds – Success is all what counts!

2.12.2019

Projects and initiatives that follow an ecological and/or societal purpose require financing. Reductions of carbon footprints, waste and consumption of natural resources and rising levels of education and decreased rates of sicknesses and crime rates are all noble objectives, but it requires not only plans and strategies, but implementation and activities as well.    

Memories of the city

19.11.2019

What does a city remember? In this blog post and in her new exhibition, Monica Tennberg discusses where to find the memories of Rovaniemi.    

How to stay sane during maternity leave

9.10.2019

Work and family are notoriously difficult to combine in the academic world, especially for female researchers. In this blog post, NPE team’s Visiting Researcher Hanna Lempinen shares her experience of spending six months at home with a surprise baby.   

The Land of a Thousand Myths – Forest

27.5.2019

What kind of political economy is hidden in the woods? Do we rely our future on myths, and on what cost? Can a box of matches give light and clearing to these questions? To find out, click and roll down.   

Becoming an entrepreneur in Finland

15.4.2019

NPE researcher Adrian Braun writes about the initial steps of becoming an entrepreneur in Finland, how to get support and what is important in the early phases of developing a business.    

Academic work in transition

21.3.2019

Research professor Monica Tennberg participated in a panel discussing research work in transition.   

A tiny Ecological Act – Plastic in Re-use

19.2.2019

Have you come up with an idea how to make something worthless to count, and simultaneously make your ecological footprint lighter and just maybe your wallet slightly heavier? Read about one tiny attempt to do so, for a better tomorrow, in the era of plastics.   

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.    

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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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