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Three recently published books offer new viewpoints to security in the Arctic

11.8.2020 8:11

The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) at the Arctic Centre is pleased to announce the publication of three new books. The books are the outcomes of several projects that NIEM has been holding during past years.

The first one entitled “Cybersecurity and Resilience in the Arctic” is a compilation of contributions from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) Governance for Cyber Security and Resilience in the Arctic. Workshop was held in Rovaniemi, Finland, in January 2019, and it brought together top scholars in cybersecurity risk assessment, governance and resilience to discuss potential analytical and governing strategies and offer perspectives of how to improve critical Arctic infrastructure against various human and natural threats. The book provides a background on analytical tools relevant to risk and resilience analytics, including risk assessment, decision analysis, supply chain management, resilience analytics.

The second book “Digitalisation and Human Security A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Cybersecurity in the European High North” is an outcome of the three year-long research project “Enablement besides Constraints: Human Security and a Cyber Multi-disciplinary Framework in the European High North (ECoHuCy)” funded by NordForsk (+ ESRC-UK). The book constructs a multidisciplinary approach to human security questions related to digitalisation in the European High North i.e. the northernmost areas of Scandinavia, Finland and North-Western Russia. It challenges the mainstream conceptualisation of cybersecurity and reconstructs it with the human being as the referent object of security. 

The third book “Food Security in the High North Contemporary Challenges Across the Circumpolar Region” is one of the products of the project: "Food (in)Security in the Arctic: Contribution of Traditional and Local Food to promote Food Security with Particular Reference to the European High North" funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The book offers multidisciplinary insights concerning food security, sustainability, sovereignty, and supply chains in the Arctic, with a specific focus on Indigenous Peoples. The book captures the tremendous complexity facing populations of the region as they strive to maintain sustainable food systems – both subsistent and commercial – and regain sovereignty over traditional food production policies.

Read more about the books:

Cybersecurity and Resilience in the Arctic
Edited by Benjamin D. Trump, Kamrul Hossain and Igor Linkov

Digitalisation and Human Security A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Cybersecurity in the European High North 
Edited by Mirva Salminen, Gerald Zojer and Kamrul Hossain

Food Security in the High North Contemporary Challenges Across the Circumpolar Region
Edited by Kamrul Hossain, Lena Maria Nilsson & Thora Martina Herrmann

More information: 

Kamrul Hossain
Research Professor 
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
kamrul.hossain(at)ulapland.fi