15 July 2019

The role of non-governmental actors (NGA) in the polar regions has been discussed in different articles and books, but a comprehensive volume assessing their normative role for the lives of people, institutions and laws in both the Arctic and Antarctic has yet to be released.

The planned volume Non-governmental Actors in the Polar Regions aims to fill that gap. The proposal will be submitted to a major academic publisher, such as Springer or Routledge.

We therefore invite 200-word Abstracts on the topic, which can range from political sciences, social sciences, law or economics, by 15 June, so that a full-scale proposal can be developed. We would also welcome balanced commentaries, which highlight positive and negative aspects of NGA-presence in the polar regions. The idea is to create a volume consisting of research articles (9,000-11,000 words), research notes (3,000-5,000 words) and commentaries (2,000-3,000 words).

Suggested topics are (but are not limited to):

– The role of indigenous organisations in Arctic law- and policy-making
– Tourism enterprises in the polar regions
– Non-governmental organisations in environmental decision-making
– Businesses and companies in polar environments
– Subcontractors in Antarctic operations

Please send your Abstracts to Nikolas.sellheim (a) gmail.com and Marzia.scopelliti (a) gmail.com.

We look forward to working with you on this project!

More information

Link to Call for Papers