Interest in Arctic politics is on the rise. While recent accounts of the topic place much emphasis on climate change or a new geopolitics of the region, the history of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and Arctic politics reaches back much further in time.
Drawing out the complex relationship between domestic, Arctic, international and transnational Inuit politics, this book is the first in-depth account of the political history of the ICC. It recognises the politics of Inuit and the Arctic as longstanding and intricate elements of international relations. Beginning with European exploration of the region and concluding with recent debates over ownership of the Arctic, the book unfolds the history of a polity that has overcome colonization and attempted assimilation to emerge as a political actor which has influenced both Artic and global governance.
This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Arctic politics, indigenous affairs, IR theory and environmental politics.
Published by Routledge – 2014 – 252 pages
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
Book Release: The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance
Thu, Jan 23, 2014
Author Jessica Shadian, Ph.D. Political Science and International Relations, is Associated Researcher with the Anthropology Research Team at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, and co-lead of UArctic's Thematic Network on Arctic Extractive Industries.