10th Northern Political Economy Symposium will be organized on 14-15 November 2019 in Rovaniemi, Finland. Call for abstracts for the symposium is now open!
What is left of development in the Arctic? Is sustainable development
a utopia in the Arctic? Is development in the Arctic more unsustainable
Sustainable development, a popular idea of
balanced, equal and participatory development, dominates the debates
about the region. Even research about the region often takes sustainable
development as a starting point. However, the progress towards reaching
this goal seems slow and sustainable development unreachable. These
observations make us ask: What makes development sustainable in the
Arctic in different political, economic and social contexts? What kind
of social and political imaginaries we have and should have for the
Arctic? Do our imaginaries match our means and practices? Are there any
attractive, viable alternatives for sustainable development? How do
different imaginaries motivate or improve current policies and
strategies? What kinds of missed voices and ideas there are about
development in the Arctic? How do emotions of hope, fear and uncertainty
relate to the Arctic future?
The symposium is organized by the Arctic Centre at the University of
Lapland. Symposium is the side event for the Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference 2019, which will take place on 12-13 November 2019.
Call for papers
Papers and presentations covering different aspects of Arctic developments critically are welcome.
Deadline for proposals
Please send your abstract (max. 250-words) with your name, title, affiliation and contact information before September 15, 2019 by email to Monica Tennberg: monica.tennberg(at)ulapland.fi.
programme will include a keynote talk, presentations by the
participants and discussions on the basis of presentations. A symposium
dinner will be organized.
The accepted papers and programme will be announced by October 1, 2019.
To be announced later in the spring.
Deadline for registration
If you prefer to participate to the symposium without presenting a paper, please register your participation before 31 October 2019 by sending an email to Monica Tennberg: monica.tennberg(at)ulapland.fi.
Travel and accommodation
note that the symposium participants will to cover their own travel and
accommodation costs. There is no participation fee. Let us know if you
have any wishes about the diet.
Symposium organizer, research professor Monica Tennberg
Northern political economy research group, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland