Arctic Ocean Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Arctic Council, founded on September 19, 1996, is the major regional body responsible for coordination of the eight Arctic nations: the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Each of these nations has different policies and priorities in the Arctic Ocean region, but all share concerns about sovereignty and defence, resource development, shipping routes, and environmental protection. In this course, we will learn about the history, structures and functions of the Arctic Council, as we examine the various ways in which Arctic Council nations continue to collaborate or compete in the territory of the world’s northernmost ocean.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Danita Catherine Burke, Diplomacy and the Arctic Council (Montreal and Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019).


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The history of the Arctic Council.
  • The structures of the Arctic Council.
  • The functions of the Arctic Council.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the history of the Arctic Council.
  2. Comprehend the structures of the Arctic Council.
  3. Appreciate the contributions of the Arctic Council to Arctic Ocean politics.
$22 Limited

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