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Heidi Konttinen introduces her research on sustainabilities in the Arctic seal hunt, crafts and trade


New NPE team member Heidi Konttinen describes one of the events that got her interested in the plurality of the sustainabilities in the Arctic and the power relationships between them.   

NPE Internships – A Decade Later


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


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!


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?


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


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


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


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.   

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Researchers from the former Northern Political Economy Research Group shared their thoughts and insights related to the Arctic from everyday to social, political and economic perspectives (2013-2023).