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A reluctant Arctic citizen?: On Sweden's role in Arctic science and geopolitics in the 20th century and heroptions for the 21st
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology.
2012 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Sweden had a very active role in the early scientific exploration of the European Arctic up until WorldWar I and remained an active industrial stakeholder in Spitsbergen until around 1930. From then on Sweden went into a long period of comparatively low activity in the Arctic, but with interesting exceptions. When official Swedish interest was renewed in the 1980s science was foregrounded and other policy areas kept on a low profile. Today Sweden holds the chairmanship of the Arctic Council and presented in May 2011 for the first time an official Arctic policy. How should we interpret Sweden's Arctic politics? Is the low profile likely to change, and if so -- what policy options are open?

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-115234OAI: diva2:588348
Arctic Futures seminar. Stockholm.

Föredrag. Stockholm Arctic Seminar, A seminar series arranged by Assessing Arctic Futures: Voices, Resources and Governance; Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm 17 April 2012.

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Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2013-01-15 Last updated: 2013-09-12Bibliographically approved

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