"[P]rovides a very balanced and well-nuanced approach toward the positive and negative impacts of the changes that the different streams of globalization have brought to the circumpolar north. . . .The book goes beyond the notion of ‘change’ and ‘globalization,’ but is truly a source of knowledge about the Arctic, its peoples and its histories."
The circumpolar North has long been the subject of conflicting national aspirations and border disputes, and with the end of the cold war and the coming era of potential resource scarcity, its importance will only grow over the next several decades. Anticipating that renewed prominence, Globalization and the Circumpolar North brings together an array of scholars to explore the effects of this increased attention, from the new opportunities offered by globalization to the potential damage to long-isolated northern communities and peoples.