Northern Political Economy Blog

A Throwback: Cartoon on planetary care and youthful futures


In the throwback block, researcher Joonas Vola looks back to his early childhood experience on the subject of raising environmental awareness through popular culture and cartoon.   

Meet Nadezhda Kharlampieva, new member of our research team


The newest member of our NPE team is Associate Professor Nadezhda Kharlampieva from Russia. She has a PhD in history and she is a researcher of World politics at the Department of Saint-Petersburg State University and senior researcher of the Arctic and Antarctic research institute Russian Federation (AARI).    

New research project: Exploring a socially sustainable path towards a peat-free energy system


After one and a half years of teaching at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland, senior researcher Hanna Lempinen has returned to the NPE team. In this blog post, she tells a bit more about her new research project and about the peculiar question of peat energy in Finland.   

In the Honour of Truganini


Tanja Joona writes about the story of Truganini, the last aboriginal survivor of Tasmania.   

All I Want for Christmas is a New Year – A Christmas Tale


This is a Christmassy declaration of change on our daily political economy. The views and opinions presented in the text are authors alone, and consider inevitably us all.    

Social Impact Bonds – Success is all what counts!


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


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


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.   

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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.