Northern Political Economy Blog

NPE Internships – A Decade Later

7.10.2021

NPE researchers Adrian Braun and Joonas Vola share a few insights and memories about their research paths that started a decade ago with internships in September 2011. Both did not foresee which enormous impacts an internship at Arctic Centre would have for their professional careers and consequently also for their lives.   

New NPE-team member Salla Kalliojärvi introduces her research on climate change and global security governance

3.6.2021

Salla Kalliojärvi is a PhD Candidate at the university of Lapland and the newest member of our NPE team. In her doctoral thesis she looks how the increasing significance of multinational corporations in global climate governance is impacting on the governance structures and technologies of security   

Congratulations and welcome junior researchers Auni, Heidi and Salla!

29.4.2021

University of Lapland has recently selected new junior researchers to conduct their PhD studies in the doctoral programme The Arctic in a Changing World. Northern Political Economy research team is thrilled to share the news of three new group members that have received funding for their research.    

Shovelling snow – a duty or a way to show off?

26.3.2021

To shovel snow is an unavoidable activity for those living in the Arctic. But is it fun? A nuisance? A health risk? It is all that and much more!   

New NPE-team member Auni Haapala introduces her research on extractivism and Arctic cities

3.2.2021

The newest member of our NPE team, doctoral candidate Auni Haapala, is conducting her studies in the Unit of Gender Studies at the University of Lapland. Her multidisciplinary doctoral project focuses on the role of Arctic cities in the ‘makings of global extractivism’.   

A Nightmare before Christmas – A Tale on Ignorance and Inequality

15.12.2020

And it happened in those days, in a land up, high up in the North, not so long ago, that the Three Wise Women took a long journey to follow a frozen star, to seek their way to Him, to sit next to His throne.    

JustNorth – Toward Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies

27.10.2020

What fundamental problems do we have in Lapland with regard to land use, the utilization of natural resources and, on the other hand, the preservation of traditional livelihoods? Tanja Joona introduces JustNorth, a multidisciplinary project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 program examining the economic development of the Arctic region and the approaches its governance and inclusion from the perspective of justice and ethics.   

Obsessed with Arctic change? Moving from adaptation to transformation

26.8.2020

Arctic change, rapid change, globalization and modernisation in the Arctic – all popular buzzwords to capture the essence of the region. Research professor Monica Tennberg discusses this obsession to change from the perspective of transformative governance instead of only adapting to mostly externally driven changes and their multiple consequences locally.    

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

Whose Sustainability?
PhD research blog about the local and global sustainabilities on the Arctic seal hunt, crafts & trade by NPE reseacher Heidi Konttinen.