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  • The spiralling effects of the Sino-American trade war 

    Lanteigne, Marc (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2020-06-05)
    Almost two years ago, China and the United States instigated a trade conflict which has had serious international effects, a situation since exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. What has truly made a solution to this conflict elusive, however, is that its origins lie well beyond questions of trade deficits and fair competition, and are instead based on the looming question of a power transition ...
  • Konkurrerende omdømmeoppfatninger : En drøfting av nordisk omdømmeforskning på offentlig sektor generelt og kommuner spesiel 

    Lockert, Åshild Skjegstad (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Det er blitt vanlig i alle typer virksomheter å fokusere på eget omdømme. Ikke minst eksponeres offentlig sektor, deriblant kommuner, nå massivt for budskapet om å arbeide med – og håndtere – omdømme. Omdømmebegrepet er imidlertid svært diffust og forstås ulikt av ulike aktører. I denne artikkelen rettes oppmerksomheten mot de teoretiske perspektivene og definisjonene som benyttes for å forstå ...
  • A Governance and Risk Inventory for a Changing Arctic: Background Paper for the Arctic Security Roundtable at the Munich Security Conference 2020 

    Rowe, Elana Tovah Wilson; Sverdrup, Ulf; Friis, Karsten; Hønneland, Geir; Sfraga, Michael (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2020)
    Many government officials, military leaders, and political observers have proclaimed the rise of a new, post-Cold War global great power competition between the United States, Russia, and China with myriad implications. Using this new reality as the backdrop for the Arctic Security Roundtable at the Munich Security Conference 2020, roundtable participants are asked to explore, discuss, and debate ...
  • Screening new PFAS compounds 2018 

    Hanssen, Linda; Herzke, Dorte; Nikiforov, Vladimir; Moe, Børge; Nygård, Torgeir; van Dijk, Jiska Joanneke; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Fuglei, Eva; Yeung, Leo; Vogelsang, Christian; Carlsson, Pernilla Marianne (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2019)
    This screening project has focused on the occurrence of conventional andemerging PFASs in terrestrial and marine environments, including the Arctic. Conventional PFASs were found to be wide-spread in the environment and for the first time in Norway reported in wolf, a top predator from the terrestrial environment.Otters living in close proximity to human settlements and preying on the marine food ...
  • Debate: Corporatization in local government - the need for a comparative and multi-disciplinary research approach 

    Torsteinsen, Harald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-28)
    During the past 20–30 years, scholars from different academic disciplines, as well as practitioners and local politicians, have observed a marked growth in the number of municipally-owned companies (MOCs) in local government service provision (Grossi & Reichard, 2008; Aars & Ringkjøb, 2011; Erlingsson, Fogelgren, Olsson, Thomasson, & Öhrvall, 2015; Ferry, Andrews, Skelcher, & Wegorowski, 2018). This ...
  • China's UN peacekeeping in Mali and comprehensive diplomacy 

    Lanteigne, Marc (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2019-03-04)
    China's increasing participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations reached a milestone in 2013 when Beijing agreed to send a large detachment of personnel, including combat forces for the first time, to support UN peacekeeping operations in Mali after that country fell into civil war. This commitment was also distinct in that unlike other African countries where Beijing has supplied peacekeepers, ...
  • China's New Roles and Behaviour in Conflict-Affected Regions: Reconsidering Non-Interference and Non-Intervention 

    Hirono, Miwa; Jiang, Yang; Lanteigne, Marc (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2019-03-07)
    China's view on the sanctity of state sovereignty has slowly but inexorably been transformed, and the country has found it difficult to continue to adhere to the principles of non-interference and non-intervention with the same degree of rigour as during the Cold War era. This special section will explore what the principles mean to China today; why and how Beijing has become active in peacebuilding ...
  • Historisk læring som struktur for dialog om det fremtidige forhold mellem Danmark og Nordatlanten 

    Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Danmark har været statsretsligt knyttet til Nordatlanten siden unionen med Norge i 1380. Den kontinentaleuropæiske småstat Danmarks forhold til Nordatlanten drives frem af eksterne chok fra stormagtsrelationer og nationalliberale uafhængighedsidéer, der peger mod stadigt større og fuld selvstændighed for Færøerne og Grønland. Denne udvikling fortsætter ubønhørligt i et internationalt system præget ...
  • The China–Switzerland Free Trade Agreement and Economic Identity-Building 

    Lanteigne, Marc (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2019-01-25)
    The free trade agreement signed between China and Switzerland in 2013 was a watershed event in the economic policies of both states,a successful identity-building exercise for both actors in addition to an economic endeavour. In the case of Beijing, the Switzerland free trade agreement (FTA) was a crucial step not only in promoting its trade interests in Europe, including the European Union, but ...
  • The Body as Situation: A Darwinian Reading of The Second Sex 

    Bleie, Tone (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-04)
    Challenging the influential view that the chapter on biology in the first volume of <i>The Second Sex</i> is exposing scientific myths in severe prose, in the view of this paper, the chapter is as much about scientific facts as it is an intriguingly open-ended dialogue between phenomenology and science. Beauvoir’s consuming epistemological and scientific preoccupation with the category of biology ...
  • Historic settlements and pastoralism in the Arctic and Tibetan Plateau: towards a comparison 

    Bleie, Tone (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-12)
    Historic settlement processes of, respectively, the Northern Sámi and Western Tibetan pastoralists have so far not been subjected to any comparative social science analyses. This study contributes to such a conceptual platform, drawing on the constructs dwelling, settlement, herding unit, pastoral landscape and the labour–animal–pasture triangle. Ethnographic and archival evidence of transitions ...
  • Refugees on Film: Assessing the Political Strengths and Weaknesses of the Documentary Style 

    Robinson, P. Stuart (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    The article considers one dominant tendency of independent filmmaking, and its impact on the treatment of the refugee (broadly conceived): the application of contemporary documentary methods to both fiction and nonfiction works. The goal is a preliminary exploration of the complex, context-sensitive political effects of the approach, sometimes dubbed the “documentary style”, as resistance of ...
  • Tamed Monsters and Human Problems in Cinema's Interview with the Vampire (1994) 

    Robinson, P. Stuart (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-11)
    What can the taming of the monster reveal about its construction and the potential and limits of change? Modernist, individualist qualities of Western culture and society have shaped the construction and deconstruction of the monster in popular culture in general and film in particular. The idea of an historically emergent human nature and its associated norms is key to the construction of the monster ...
  • In the same boat? A comparative analysis of the approaches of Russia and Canada in the negotiation of the IMO's mandatory polar code 

    Bognar-Lahr, Dorottya (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-06)
    In the field of Arctic shipping, Canada and the Russian Federation have enacted extensive unilateral national regulations cognizant of Article 234, UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. On the global level, both states have been important actors in negotiating the International Maritime Organization’s mandatory Polar Code, a legal instrument with implications for regulations at the national level. ...
  • Dealing with difference: Contested place identities in two northern Scandinavian cities 

    Hudson, Christine; Nyseth, Torill; Pedersen, Paul (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-05)
    In an era of culturally driven growth, urban identities are of central importance for the branding of cities. However, urban identities are under constant re-negotiation as cities’ populations become more diverse. In northern Scandinavia, some cities have developed on what were traditionally Indigenous lands but have failed to acknowledge the role these roots and histories have played in shaping the ...
  • China’s Arctic policy: present and future 

    Kobzeva, Mariia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-04)
    The article examines China’s Arctic policy features and the meaning of the first published White Paper of 2018 for the future behaviours of the PRC. The author reviews the interests of the PRC in the High North, and the political objectives and means. The article pays special attention to the origins of Chinese policy in the Arctic, including the national strategy, expert discourse and regional ...
  • Policy Transfer of Branding and Reputation Management: Motivations, Challenges, and Opportunities for a Small Rural Municipality 

    Lockert, Åshild Skjegstad; Bjørnå, Hilde; Krane, Martin Sollund (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-23)
    This paper seeks to convey a broader understanding of policy transfers between different sectors, focusing on transfers from the for-profit sector to local government. Specifically, we study the reasoning in a transfer process of branding and reputation management policy. Our case is a rural Norwegian municipality struggling to combat depopulation. This study is longitudinal. We discover that some ...
  • Bioenergy potential of russia: Method of evaluating costs 

    An, Jaehyung; Mikhaylov, Alexey; Lopatin, Evgeny; Moiseev, Nikita; Richter, Ulf H.; Varyash, Igor; Dooyum, Uyeh Daniel; Oganov, Artem; Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Paper proposes the method of evaluating costs for bioenergy supply in Russia based on energy analysis. The main deterrent factor is not as much limited resources as the marginal cost of production biofuels and the possibility of using cost-effective ways reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including capturing and carbon storage, alternative forms of renewable energy and energy efficiency and energy ...
  • Hit by a Stroke: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Intergenerational Care Across Geographical Distances 

    Aure, Marit (Chapter; Bokkapittel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2019-08-27)
    Increased geographical mobility, improved medical treatment, and prolonged life expectancy have changed the way of life for older persons and their next of kin. This chapter discusses intergenerational care, mainly from the next of kin’s point of view, when an older family member and the next of kin live far from each other. The study is based on my—the author’s—autoethnographic account of the ...
  • Sjørøya i fortellinger om levende landskap 

    Olsen, Bror Reinhardt (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-22)
    Artikkelen undersøker fiske av, og fortellinger om sjørøye i rurale samfunn i Troms, Nord-Norge. Fortellingene står ikke i samsvar med det faktiske fiske, som ikke er ulikt fiske etter ørret eller laks, eller folk fisker ikke etter sjørøye i det hele tatt, samtidig som fortellingene om den merkelige sjørøya er vanlige og populære. Den spesielle oppmerksomheten sjørøya får i fortellinger, knyttes her ...

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