The North American Arctic
Themes in Regional Security
Edited by Dwayne Ryan Menezes and Heather N. Nicol
The North American Arctic addresses the emergence of a new security relationship within the North American North. It focuses on current and emerging security issues that confront the North American Arctic and that shape relationships between and with neighbouring states (Alaska in the US; Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada; Greenland and Russia).
Identifying the degree to which ‘domain awareness’ has redefined the traditional military focus, while a new human rights discourse undercuts traditional ways of managing sovereignty and territory, the volume’s contributors question normative security arrangements. Although security itself is not an obsolete concept, our understanding of what constitutes real human-centred security has become outdated. The contributors argue that there are new regionally specific threats originating from a wide range of events and possibilities, and very different subjectivities that can be brought to understand the shape of Arctic security and security relationships in the twenty-first century.
The North American Arctic provides a framework or lens through which many new developments are assessed in order to understand their impact on a changing circumpolar region at different scales – from the level of community to the broader national and regional scale.
Dwayne Ryan Menezes is Founder and Managing Director of Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) and Honorary Fellow at the UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction. He is also Founder and Director at the Human Security Centre and the Commonwealth Policy Development Centre; Chairman of the Advisory Board at Think-Film Impact Production; and Associate Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He read history at the LSE and the University of Cambridge, graduating from the latter with a PhD, and has been affiliated since with research centres at Cambridge, Oxford and London.
Heather N. Nicol is Professor in the School of the Environment and Acting Director of the School for the Study of Canada at Trent University (Canada). She is a member of the Academic Leadership Team at the University of the Arctic (UArctic), the Lead of the UArctic Circumpolar Studies Program, and a member of the UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security and the EU- and Canada-funded Borders in Globalization international research network. She also sits on the International Advisory Board of Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) and serves as its Canada Lead.
Dwayne Ryan Menezes and Heather Nicol
2. North by Far Northwest: Indigenising Regional Policy Innovation in Border Management
Christian Leuprecht and Todd Hataley
History of the Jay Treaty, and its Significance to Cross-Border Mobility and
Security for Indigenous Peoples in the North American Northern Borderlands and
Greg Boos, Heather Fathali and Greg McLawsen
4. A Land Without Borders – Inuit Cultural Integrity
Key Issues to Arctic Security
Randy ‘Church’ Kee, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret.)
6. The North American Arctic Maritime and Environmental Security Workshop 2018: Summary Workshop Report
Randy ’Church’ Kee, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret.); Paula Williams and Heather Nicol
Border Security Management in the Territorial North
Heather N. Nicol, Adam Lajeunesse, Whitney Lackenbauer and Karen Everett
8. Bridging the Gap: Fostering Military-Civilian Collaboration to Improve Marine, Aviation and Telecommunications Infrastructure in the US Arctic
Mead Treadwell and Taylor Drew Holshouser
9. Canada’s Northern Borders in the Context of National Border Regimes
Evaluation of the Security Relationship between Canada and Greenland
11. Arctic Security for a Big Small Country
12. Minimising Vulnerability in Canada’s Arctic
Borderlands through Cross-scale Linkages: the Beaufort Sea Partnership
13. Reconciling the North: Transit Pipelines and the Pursuit of Self-Sufficient Self-Government in the Yukon
14. ‘That happens up here?’ Human Trafficking and Security in the North American Arctic
Disaster Governance in the Arctic
Patrizia Isabelle Duda
16. Historical Ecology for Risk ManagementAnuszka Mosurska and Anne Garland
Format: Open Access PDF
16 colour illustrations Illustrations
16 colour illustrations
Copyright: © 2019
Publication: November 04, 2019