Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 469480
Sist endret: 13. mai 2015 12:44
Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 469480
Sist endret: 13. mai 2015 12:44
Prosjekt

The Arctic as a Mining Frontier: Sacrifice zones or sustainable development?

prosjektleder

Berit Skorstad
ved Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap ved Nord universitet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Nord universitet
  • Nordlandsforskning

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 5.000.000
  • Norges forskningsråd

    • Prosjektkode: 230319

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Samfunnsvitenskap • Sosialantropologi • Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori • Sosiologi

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Anvendt forskning

Kontaktinformasjon

Telefon
75517304
Sted
Berit Skorstad

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. januar 2014 Slutt: 31. desember 2016

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

The Arctic as a Mining Frontier: Sacrifice zones or sustainable development?

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

This project will investigate the connection between development of mining activities, knowledge politics and valuation of landscape. The aim is a better understanding of how environmental legislation, management and practices may assist in ensuring a sus tainable development of the northern regions of Northern Norway, South Greenland and Northwest Russia. A huge number of new investments in mining are now taking place, and the industry is foreseen to become a major driver in the high north. Are these inve stors really aware of the nature and people living in these areas? Over the last hundreds of years mining has had substantial impact on social-ecological systems; the subsistence, livelihoods, demographic patterns and welfare of human populations, as wel l as environments and on the ecosystem of the northern regions. The project ARCTICFRONT aims at enhancing awareness about how knowledge generated and applied through political decision making processes enables the considerations of acceptable versus non-a cceptable changes in social-ecological systems of the north. In environmental management, the concept of area can be considered as an empty category wherein most natural resources and environmental values can be placed. At the same time, area management i s a multi-level governance task that involves a number of interests, administrative and political levels. How are values of the landscape, welfare and well-being considered? And how are rights of the local inhabitants being met? Our hypothesis is that the se many stakeholders generate a multiplicity of knowledge traditions which are not favored in the decision making processes.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Berit Skorstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap ved Nord universitet

Håkan Torleif Sandersen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap ved Nord universitet
Aktiv cristin-person

Ingrid Agathe Bay-Larsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Miljø, klima og naturressurser ved Nordlandsforskning

Brigt Dale

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Miljø, klima og naturressurser ved Nordlandsforskning
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