The Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security offers a comprehensive examination of security in the region, encompassing both state-based and militarized notions of security, as well as broader security perspectives reflecting debates about changes in climate, environment, economies, and societies.

Since the turn of the century, the Arctic has increasingly been in the global spotlight, resulting in the often invoked idea of “Arctic exceptionalism” being questioned. At the same time, the unconventional political power which the Arctic’s Indigenous peoples hold calls into question conventional ideas about geopolitics and security. This handbook examines security in this region, revealing contestations and complementarities between narrower, state-based and/or militarized notions of security and broader security perspectives reflecting concerns and debates about changes in climate, environment, economies, and societies.

The volume is split into five thematic parts:

• Theorizing Arctic Security

• The Arctic Powers

• Security in the Arctic through Governance

• Non-Arctic States, Regional and International Organizations

• People, States, and Security.

This book will be of great interest to students of Arctic politics, global governance, geography, security studies, and International Relations.

chapter 1|12 pages

Understanding Arctic security

What has changed? What hasn’t?
ByGunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Marc Lanteigne, Horatio Sam-Aggrey

chapter 2|14 pages

The Arctic peace projection

From Cold War fronts to cooperative fora1
ByAlan K. Henrikson

part I|100 pages

Theorizing Arctic security

chapter 3|14 pages

Applying conventional theoretical approaches to the Arctic

ByBarbora Padrtova

chapter 4|14 pages

Assessing security governance in the Arctic

ByAndrew Chater, Wilfrid Greaves, Leah Sarson

chapter 5|12 pages

Arctic security in international security

ByRasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen

chapter 6|11 pages

Security as an analytical tool

Human and comprehensive security approaches to understanding the Arctic
ByGunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

chapter 7|11 pages

Indigenous security theory

Intersectional analysis from the bottom up
ByRauna Kuokkanen, Victoria Sweet

chapter 8|11 pages

Energy security in the Arctic

ByMagnus DeWitt, Hlynur Stefánsson, Ágúst Valfells

chapter 9|12 pages

Environmental security in the Arctic

Shades of grey?
ByHoratio Sam-Aggrey, Marc Lanteigne

chapter 10|13 pages

Economic security

Employment policy needs for rural and remote communities
ByGordon B. Cooke, Bui K. Petersen

part II|92 pages

The Arctic powers

chapter 11|11 pages

Arctic security perspectives from Russia

ByAlexander Sergunin

chapter 12|12 pages

Arctic security

The Canadian context
ByHeather Exner-Pirot, Rob Huebert

chapter 13|13 pages

US security policy in the American Arctic

ByMichael T. Corgan

chapter 14|11 pages

Security perspectives from Norway

ByKristian Åtland

chapter 16|10 pages

Small state, big impact?

Iceland’s first National Security Policy
ByPage Wilson, Auður H. Ingólfsdóttir

chapter 17|10 pages

Security perspectives from Finland

An Arctic case
ByLassi Heininen

chapter 18|11 pages

Security perspectives from Sweden

ByNiklas Eklund

part III|90 pages

Security in the Arctic through governance

chapter 19|13 pages

The Arctic Council

Soft actions, hard effects?
ByPiotr Graczyk, Svein Vigeland Rottem

chapter 20|12 pages

Science diplomacy and the Arctic

ByRasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen

chapter 21|12 pages

Geopolitics and international law in the Arctic

ByBjarni Már Magnússon, Charles H. Norchi

chapter 22|12 pages

Geopolitics, security, and governance

ByKlaus Dodds

chapter 23|13 pages

Security issues in the Svalbard area

ByTobjørn Pedersen

chapter 24|12 pages

Arctic coast guards

Why cooperate?
ByAndreas Østhagen

chapter 25|14 pages

Legal reform, governance, and security in the Russian Arctic

ByAytalina Ivanova, Gail Fondahl

part IV|52 pages

Non-Arctic states, regional, and international organizations

chapter 26|13 pages

Considering the Arctic as a security region

The roles of China and Russia
ByMarc Lanteigne

chapter 27|13 pages

Japan and Arctic security

ByWrenn Yennie-Lindgren

chapter 28|11 pages

Security aspects in EU Arctic policy

ByAdele Airoldi

chapter 29|13 pages

NATO, the OSCE, and the Arctic region

European security organizations and the High North
ByBenjamin Schaller, Horatio Sam-Aggrey

part V|71 pages

People, states, and security

chapter 30|14 pages

Indigenous peoples

ByWilfrid Greaves

chapter 31|15 pages

Human security, extractive industries, and Indigenous communities in the Russian North

ByFlorian Stammler, Kara K. Hodgson, Aytalina Ivanova

chapter 33|11 pages

Gender and intersectional approaches to security in the Arctic

ByGunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Embla Eir Oddsdóttir, Fern Wickson

chapter 34|10 pages

Food security across the circumpolar region

ByKamrul Hossain, Thora M. Herrmann, Dele Raheem

chapter 35|5 pages

The widening spectrum of Arctic security thinking

ByGunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Marc Lanteigne