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Journal of Nordregio no 4, 2007

People and Policits of the Arctic

The world has probably never seen so many pictures of polar bears at one time as it has this autumn. The white animal of the Arctic struggling on the top of an iceberg has more or less become an international symbol of global climate change. In the longer run, it might be, however, that the pictures we saw of the Russian flag (made of titanium) being planted on the seabed, more than 4000 meters below the icecap of the North Pole, will prove to be the best indication of what will be happening there.

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No lack of Arctic challenges
Geopolitics of a 'melting' North
The Arctic states and other international actors
Hot issues in a cold environment
Viewpoint: Time for an Arctic Treaty!
Provocative about Global Warming
Exellent timing for Polar Year 2007-2008
Two Honorary Citizens in Nanortalik
Women do better in wage-labour
Only 800 kilometres apart
Polar women go south
Indigenous peoples in the Arctic
A revival of the Russian North ?
Mission and Mammon on the loose
Climate challenges for Copenhagen 2009
Nordic Arctic Research
Avoiding Men as the Norm
New regional policies
One region - multiple definitions