Northern Political Economy
Organisational unit: Research Group
Political economy is the study of connections between power, wealth and well-being. Current climatic, environmental and socio-economic changes in the Arctic and related consequences for peoples, communities and livelihoods in the region as well as ways to mitigate and adapt to these changes make political economy an important, topical perspective for social-science based research.
The research focus is spatially situated, “Northern”, that is emerging from everyday life in the European Arctic, but interacting with socioeconomic, environmental and political developments outside the region. As a whole, the research group is engaged in research that critically investigates social and political dimensions of development in the Arctic.