This edited volume examines the multiple dimensions of sustainability in the Circumpolar North, a territory facing unprecedented environmental and social challenges at the start of the 21st century. The chapters explore the cultural, economic, political and environmental aspects of sustainability, as well as examples of successful research collaboration with northern and indigenous communities. By examining a wide range of issues and places, the contributions highlight the diversity of the Circumpolar North, the challenges and opportunities it faces, and the ways in which people and communities are adapting to and influencing the changing circumstances of this dynamic region. Contributors include both Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from eleven different countries and from across the career spectrum. This book will appeal to an academic audience interested in the manifold facets of sustainability in the Arctic and sub-arctic regions of the world.
Chapter 1. Exploring Sustainabilities in the Circumpolar North.- Part I. Conceptualizing and Measuring Arctic Sustainability.- Chapter 2. Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic -A Research Agenda.- Chapter 3. Uranium - The Road to "Economic Self-Sustainability for Greenland"? Changing Uranium Positions in Greenlandic Politics.- Chapter 4. Tensions Between Environmental, Economic and Energy Security in the Arctic.- Chapter 5. Sustainable Security in the Arctic and Military Cooperation.- Chapter 6. Measuring Community Adaptive and Transformative Capacity in the Arctic Context.- Chapter 7. Political and fiscal limitations of Inuit Self-Determination in the Canadian Arctic.- Chapter 8. The Social Life of Institutions in among the Nunavik Inuit (Arctic Quebec, Canada).- Part II. Challenges to Sustainability.- Chapter 9. Gendered Consequences of Climate Change in Rural Yakutia.- Chapter 10. Activating Adaptive Capacities: Fishing Communities in Northern Norway.- Chapter 11. Signs of Non-Recognition: Colonized Linguistic Landscapes and Indigenous Peoples in Chersky, Northeastern Siberia.- Chapter 12. Barriers to Sustainable Health Promotion and Injury Prevention in the Northwest Territories, Canada.- Chapter 13. Foreign Bodies in the Russian North: On the Biological Adaptation of Soviet Settlers and "Oil Nomads" to the Oil-Rich Arctic.- Chapter 14. Rights and Responsibilities: Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations in the Russian Oil and Gas Sector.- Chapter 15. When Municipalities met Goliat at the Coast of Finnmark: Collaborative Dynamics between Local Authorities and an International Oil and Gas Company.- Chapter 16. Human Capital and Sustainable Development in the Arctic: Towards Intellectual and Empirical Framing.- Part III. Advancing Sustainability.- Chapter 17. From Lone Wolves to Relational Reindeer: Revealing Anthropological Myths and Methods in the Arctic.- Chapter 18. Building Relationships in the Arctic: Indigenous Communities and Scientists.- Chapter 19. Beginnings of a Rural Sustainability Paradigm: The Arctic as Case in Point.- Chapter 20. Urbanisation and Land Use Management in the Arctic: An Investigative Overview.- Chapter 21. "You Need to be a Well-Rounded Cultural Person": Youth Mentorship Programs for Cultural Preservation, Promotion and Sustainability in the Nunatsiavut Region of Labrador.- Chapter 22. Practicing Sustainable Art in the Arctic: Two Case Studies.- Chapter 23. Meaning and Means of "Sustainability": An Example from the Inuit Settlement Region of Nunatsiavut, Northern Labrador.