Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic addresses a comprehensive understanding of security in the Arctic, with a particular focus on one of its sub-regions – the Barents region. The book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective to which the Arctic is placed as referent, and special attention is paid to the viewpoint of local and indigenous communities. Overarching topics of human and societal security are touched upon from various angles and disciplinary approaches, The discussions are framed in the broader context of security studies. The volume specifically addresses the challenges facing the Arctic population which are important to be looked at from human security perspectives.
Kamrul Hossain, LLD University of Lapland, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland. He has extensively published in the discipline of environment and human rights applicable to the Arctic.
Jose Miguel Roncero Martin is a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, Austria. His research focuses on security topics, with a strong attention given to non-traditional elements of security.
Anna Petrétei is a PhD candidate at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland. She is the author of several articles and book chapters concerning indigenous peoples’ rights.
Academics, Arctic stakeholders (e.g. local communities, regional governance bodies), students and the general public. Anyone interested in the issues of human security in the Arctic and different aspects thereof.