Author Wilson Rowe, Elana
Title Russia and the North
Imprint Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2009
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction: Policy Aims and Political Realities in the Russian North -- Chapter One: Troublemaking and Risk-Taking: The North in Russian Military Activities -- Chapter Two: Cross-Border Cooperation in the North: The Case of Northwest Russia -- Chapter Three: Climate Change in the Russian North: Threats Real and Potential -- Chapter Four: Recent Developments in the Russian Fisheries Sector -- Chapter Five: Northern Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Policy Challenges and Approaches -- Chapter Six: Growth Poles and Ghost Towns in the Russian Far North -- Chapter Seven: Indigenous Rights in the Russian North -- Chapter Eight: Oil and Gas Development in Russia and Northern Indigenous Peoples -- Afterword: The Intersection of Northern and National Policies -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Russia holds more Arctic territory than any other state, yet unlike other Arctic states it does not have a unified strategy identifying economic and political aims for the North. Russia's policies on the North are dispersed across a variety of fields from domestic migration politics to oil and gas development. This volume engages the disparate elements of Russian northern policy and illustrates how the centralized, relatively economically strong and politically assertive Russia of today defines and addresses northern spaces, opportunities, and challenges. As energy markets continue looking northward and climate change renders the Arctic increasingly accessible, the geopolitical interests of Arctic states will be brought more frequently to the forefront. These circumstances will make the disputed borders and overlapping sovereignty claims of the North an important topic in international politics. Given its geographic size and political influence, Russia is and will continue to be a key regional and global actor in the international politics of the North
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Link Print version: Wilson Rowe, Elana Russia and the North Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press,c2009 9780776607009
Subject Geopolitics -- Russia (Federation);Russia, Northern -- Politics and government
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