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International Collaboration in the Arctic

The post-Cold War era has seen an upsurge in interest in Arctic affairs. New international Arctic regimes have been created at the global and regional level, covering a range of functional areas. From a Norwegian point of view, environmental degradation, nuclear safety, natural resources and health have become as important as strategic issues. Norway has, in particular, given priority to international collaboration aimed at maintaining stability in north-western Russia. This project discussed how various international collaborative arrangements have contributed to solving specific problems, mainly in the fields of the environment, natural resources and health.

This major FNI project was a strategic institute program (SIP) financed by the Research Council of Norway. An important component of the project was a doctoral dissertation which focused on energy relations between Norway, The United States and the European Union, with a special emphasis on the Barents Sea area as an energy region. US and EU policies towards energy in the High North as well as the implications for Norwegian High North policy were investigated.


Project leader: Geir Hønneland


Project period: 2003-2009


Publications:

Books:

Skedsmo, Pål Wilter, Russisk sivilsamfunn og norske hjelpere ('Russian Civil Society and its Norwegian Benefactors'). Trondheim, Tapir Academic Press, 2010, 100 p. In Norwegian.

Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. Paperback edition. London, Routledge, 2010, 196 p.

Rottem, Svein Vigeland, Geir Hønneland and Leif Christian Jensen, Småstat og energistormakt: Norges sikkerhetspolitiske rolle i nord ('Small State and Energy Great Power: Norway's Security-Policy Role in the High North'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2008, 136 p. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir and Leif Christian Jensen, Den nye nordområdepolitikken: Barentsbilder etter årtusenskiftet ('The New Norwegian Politics in the High North: Barents Images after the Turn of the Millennium'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2008, 177 p. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars and Geir Hønneland (eds), Russlandsbilder: Nye debattinnlegg om naboskap i nordområdene ('Images of Russia: New Contributions to the Debate about Neighbourhood in the High North'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2007, 114 p. In Norwegian.

Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. Hardback edition. London, Routledge, 2007, 196 p.

Hønneland, Geir, Barentsbrytninger. Norsk nordområdepolitikk etter den kalde krigen. ('Barents Breaking. Norwegian Foreign Policy in the North after the Cold War'). Kristiansand, Høyskoleforlaget, 2005. 190 p. In Norwegian.

Articles, book chapters and reports:

Offerdal, Kristine, 'Arctic Energy in EU Policy: Arbitrary Interest in the Norwegian High North'. Arctic, Vol 63, No 1, 2010, pp. 30-42.

Klick, Matthew T., The Political Economy of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development: A Case Study of Norway's Snøhvit Natural Gas Complex. FNI Report 1/2009. Lysaker, FNI, 2009, 65 p.

Offerdal, Kristine, 'The European Arctic in US Foreign Energy Policy: The Case of the Norwegian High North'. Polar Record, Vol 45, 2009, pp. 59-72.

Offerdal, Kristine, 'Det norske nordområdeinitiativet og USA: Utenriks- eller energipolitikk?' ('The Norwegian High North Initiative and USA: Foreign or Energy Policy?'). Internasjonal Politikk, Vol 66, Nos 2-3, 2008, pp. 349-372. In Norwegian.

Skedsmo, Pål, 'Demokratisering og miljøkamp på Kolahalvøya' ('Democratisation and Environmentalism on the Kola Peninsula'). Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, Vol 18, No 3-4, 2007, pp. 241-252. In Norwegian

Hønneland, Geir, 'Norway and Russia in the Barents Sea: Cooperation and Conflict in Fisheries Management'. Russian Analytical Digest, No 20, 2007, pp. 9-11.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'A Legal Regime for the Arctic? Interplay with the Law of the Sea Convention'. Marine Policy, Vol 31, No 4, 2007, pp. 402-408.

Hønneland, Geir, Jørgen Holten Jørgensen and Arild Moe, 'Miljøpersepsjoner i Nordvest-Russland: Problemoppfatninger knyttet til petroleumsutbygging i Barentshavet' ('Environmental Perceptions in North-Western Russia: Perspectives on Petroleum Development in the Barents Sea'). Internasjonal Politikk, Vol 65, No 1, 2007, pp. 7-22. In Norwegian.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Examining the Consequences of International Regimes'. In Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. London, Routledge, 2007, pp. 13-26.

Rowe, Lars and Geir Hønneland, 'Communicable Disease Control'. In Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. London, Routledge, 2007, pp. 50-78.

Stokke, Olav Schram, Geir Hønneland and Peter Johan Schei, 'Pollution and Conservation'. In Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. London, Routledge, 2007, pp. 78-111.

Offerdal, Kristine, 'Oil, Gas and the Environment'. In Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. London, Routledge, 2007, pp. 138-163.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'International Institutions and Arctic Governance'. In Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. London, Routledge, 2007, pp. 164-185.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Power Institutions and International Collaboration on the Kola Peninsula'. The Journal of Power Institutions In Post-Soviet Societies, Issue 4/5, 2006, online edition.

Jensen, Leif Christian, 'Boring som miljøargument? Norske petroleumsdiskurser i nordområdene ('Drilling for the Environment? Norwegian Petroleum Discourses in the High North'). Internasjonal Politikk, Vol 64, No 3, 2006, pp. 295-309. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Samarbeidet med Russland - erfaringer og utgangspunkt' ('The Cooperation with Russia - Experiences and Point of Departure'). Ottar, Vol 52, No 2, 2006, pp. 57-62. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Leif Christian, "Boring for miljøet": Russland og miljø i den norske petroleumsdiskursen ('"Drilling for the Environment": Russia and the Environment in the Norwegian Petroleum Discourse'). FNI report 2/2006. Lysaker, FNI, 2006. 62 p. In Norwegian

Kongshaug, Ellen, Diskurser i norsk atompolitikk: Kolahalvøya i et diskursanalytisk perspektiv (A Discourse Analytical Perspective on the Kola Peninsula Radioactive Pollution: Catastrophe or Not?). FNI report 1/2006. Lysaker, FNI, 2006. 62 p. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, Lyudmila Ivanova and Frode Nilssen, 'Russia's Northern Fishery Basin: Trends in Regulation, Fleet and Industry' Polar Geography, Vol 27, No 3, 2004, pp. 225-239.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Fish Discourse. Russia, Norway and the Northeast Arctic Cod'. Human Organization, Vol. 63, No 1, 2004, pp. 68-78.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Nuclear Safety Discourse in the European Arctic'. Polar Record, Vol 40, No 212, 2004, pp. 39-49.

Hønneland, Geir, 'East Meets West: Environmental Discourse in the European Arctic'. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Vol 5, No 2, 2003, pp. 181-199.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Industrial Pollution Discourse in the European Arctic'. Acta Borealia, Vol 20, No 1, 2003. pp. 49-73.

Commentary articles:

Hønneland, Geir, 'Nordområdepolitikk – utfordringer og internasjonalt samarbeid' ('Challenges and International Cooperation in the High North'), Hvor hender det?, 30 March 2009. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Korrupsjon eller landssvik?' ('Yevdokimov Sacking: Corruption or Treason?', Nordlys, 28 March 2009. In Norwegian.

Skedsmo, Pål og Leif Christian Jensen, 'Stein på stein i nord' ('New building blocks in the North?'), Nordlys, 26 March 2009. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Norge og Russland 1991-2008: Fra unntakstilstand til normalen' ('Norway and Russia 1991-2008: From State of Emergency to Normalcy'), Norsk Polarhistorie, May 2008. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Kleiner Grenzverkehr' ('Small-Scale Border Cooperation'). Kulturaustausch, No 1, 2007. In German.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Framtiden for fisken i Barentshavet: Norsk-russisk politikk i kulissene' ('The Future of the Barents Sea Fish: Norwegian-Russian Politics Behind the Scenes') (web radio), NRK P2-akademiet, 3 May 2007. In Norwegian.
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 Related focal points of research:

   Arctic and Russian politics


Project funding:

   The Research Council of Norway


Related FNI document:

   Nordområdeforskning ved FNI ('FNI's Research on the High North'). Presentation brochure in Norwegian (PDF , 0.6 Mb)


Recent relevant FNI News:

Ny bok: Den nye nordområdepolitikken ('New Book on Norway's High North Politics'). In Norwegian (18.12.07)

FNI med nye Russlandsbilder ('FNI Publishes New Images of Russia'). In Norwegian (21.02.07)

FNI Book Assesses International Arctic Cooperation (02.01.07)

Barents Sea Resource Management Cooperation Seminar (23.11.05)


Media coverage:

'Slakter norske energi- samtaler med USA' ('Strong Criticism of Norwegian Energy Dialogues with USA'), DN.no, 14 September 2009. In Norwegian.

Anmeldelse av "Den nye nordområdepolitikken" (Book review of "The New Norwegian Politics in the High North"), UD-posten, No 1, 2008. In Norwegian.

'Bastet og målbundet' ('Tied Up and Silenced'), Ny Tid, 7 April 2006. In Norwegian.

'Høyaktuell i nord' ('Very Timely Book about the Northern Areas') (book review), Nordlys, 27 February 2006. In Norwegian.

'Dialog og åpenhet mellom Norge og Russland' ('Dialogue and Openness Between Norway and Russia'), Fiskeribladet, 2 December 2005. In Norwegian.

'Norge for naive overfor russerane' ('Norway is too Naive Towards the Russians'), Fiskebat.no, 2 December 2005. In Norwegian.



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