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The North American Arctic

Themes in Regional Security

The North American Arctic focuses on current and emerging security issues confronting the Arctic that are shaping relationships between Alaska; the Canadian territories of Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories; Greenland; and Russia. Raising important and timely questions about normative security arrangements, contributors identify the degree to which “domain awareness” has redefined traditional military focuses, while new human rights discourses have undercut traditional ways of managing sovereignty and territory. While security itself is not an outdated concept, our understanding of what constitutes human-centered security has shifted dramatically. Contributors explore this shift, looking at new regionally specific threats through the subjectivities and spaces under discussion. Providing a much-needed framework, The North American Arctic helps readers understand the impact of new developments in security in this region at both the level of community and the broader scale.

390 pages | 16 color plates | 6.14 x 9.21 | © 2019

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Table of Contents

"1. Introduction

Dwayne Ryan Menezes and Heather Nicol

2. North by Far Northwest: Indigenising Regional Policy Innovation in Border Management

Christian Leuprecht and Todd Hataley

3. The History of the Jay Treaty, and its Significance to Cross-Border Mobility and Security for Indigenous Peoples in the North American Northern Borderlands and Beyond

Greg Boos, Heather Fathali and Greg McLawsen

4. A Land Without Borders – Inuit Cultural Integrity

Dalee Sambo Dorough

5. Key Issues to Arctic Security

Randy ‘Church’ Kee, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret.)

6. The North American Arctic Maritime and Environmental Security Workshop 2018: Summary Workshop Report

Randy ’Church’ Kee, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret.); Paula Williams and Heather Nicol

7. Regional Border Security Management in the Territorial North

Heather N. Nicol, Adam Lajeunesse, Whitney Lackenbauer and Karen Everett

8. Bridging the Gap: Fostering Military-Civilian Collaboration to Improve Marine, Aviation and Telecommunications Infrastructure in the US Arctic

Mead Treadwell and Taylor Drew Holshouser

9. Canada’s Northern Borders in the Context of National Border Regimes

Karen Everett

10. An Evaluation of the Security Relationship between Canada and Greenland

Andrew Chater

11. Arctic Security for a Big Small Country

Tony Penikett

12. Minimising Vulnerability in Canada’s Arctic Borderlands through Cross-scale Linkages: the Beaufort Sea Partnership

Justin Barnes

13. Reconciling the North: Transit Pipelines and the Pursuit of Self-Sufficient Self-Government in the Yukon

Nicholas Wilson

14. ‘That happens up here?’ Human Trafficking and Security in the North American Arctic

Mike Perry

15. Informal Disaster Governance in the Arctic

Patrizia Isabelle Duda

16. Historical Ecology for Risk Management

Anuszka Mosurska and Anne Garland



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