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Arctic Review on Law and Politics
Number of Followers: 1  

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ISSN (Online) 2387-4562
Published by Cappelen Damm Akademisk Homepage  [5 journals]
  • Mining Developments, Duty to Consult and Marine Spatial Planning

    • Authors: Øyvind Ravna
      Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: no abstract
      PubDate: 2018-02-09
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.1158
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Too Good to be True' The Expectations and Reality of Mine Development
           in Pajala, Sweden

    • Authors: Gregory A. Poelzer, Thomas Ejdemo
      Pages: 3 - 24
      Abstract: In order to achieve legitimacy, reality must match expectations. Resource development projects, such as mining, often force small communities to make difficult decisions regarding which projects to support or reject based on whether their expectations regarding the development of a mine manifest in reality. To make this assessment, this study looks at the factors that contributed to the legitimacy of a mine in northern Sweden, focusing on the community of Pajala, where a new mine opened in 2012. We conducted interviews with local residents representing different interests that aimed to draw out what legitimized or delegitimized the mine. From these interviews, we determined that economic factors weighed most heavily in generating support for the mine. Subsequently, in order to determine if these economic expectations matched reality, we examined economic performance data on the municipality. We found that many of the factors identified in the interviews related to local outcomes and that these matched closely with economic changes associated with the mine. Given the largely positive perceptions of the mine, the congruence between economic expectations and reality validate this support from the community. Thus, our results provide insight into the factors that affect legitimacy at the local level.
      PubDate: 2018-02-09
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.674
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • The Rationale for the Duty to Consult Indigenous Peoples: Comparative
           Reflections from Nordic and Canadian Legal Contexts

    • Authors: Christina Allard
      Pages: 25 - 43
      Abstract: Although the standard of consulting Indigenous peoples in decisions affecting them is well rooted internationally as well as in national legal systems, different views and patterns of problems are associated with the concept and its practice. This paper briefly analyses and contrasts the duty to consult Indigenous peoples through a comparison of the three Nordic countries Norway, Finland and Sweden, and Canada. Based on domestic legal sources, the focus of the paper is to explore the legal foundation that has given rise to the specific set of rules for the duty to consult, that is, the rationale behind the evolving of the rules. The first finding is that the rules differ among the three Nordic countries, with Sweden being the only country that lacks specific rules. Secondly, whereas Canada has developed its own duty to consult primarily through domestic case law, in the Nordic countries, duty to consult is related to international law obligations. Consultation duties that have evolved from domestic law may be easier to accept than “foreign” regulations imposed on national legal systems. This could explain the reluctance among the Nordic States to accept specific consultations with the Sami Parliament and other Sami groups, particularly in Sweden.
      PubDate: 2018-02-09
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.729
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Marine Spatial Planning – Prospects for the Arctic

    • Authors: Sigrid Eskeland Schütz
      Pages: 44 - 66
      Abstract: Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is defined as an integrated and comprehensive approach to ocean governance. Planning has the potential to ensure ecosystem and biodiversity conservation and establish rational use of marine space, combining activities relating to extraction industries, maritime transport, fisheries and related services and infrastructure. This article looks at what part transnational and national marine spatial planning can play in the Arctic. There is no international convention on marine spatial planning, and there are no requirements under international law that marine plans, as such, should be prescribed by law. MSP-regulation in different jurisdictions is diversified. It is difficult to claim that the international rights and obligations of a state under UNCLOS, CBD or regional instruments such as OSPAR, need to be fulfilled through the instrument of marine spatial planning. The comprehensive EU approach to marine planning is thus of particular interest. The EU members Denmark, Finland and Sweden do not have coastlines bordering the Arctic. EU has no direct influence over the regulation of marine spatial planning in Arctic marine areas through its relationship to Greenland or Norway, states with a close connection to the EU. The status of marine spatial planning in the European Arctic is thus dependent on the policies of Norway, Greenland and Russia. It is an open question whether spatial planning will be used for preventive and precautionary purposes in the Arctic, before the area is overwhelmed by marine activities and spatial conflicts.
      PubDate: 2018-02-09
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.899
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Review of Kristina Schönfeldt (ed.), The Arctic in International Law
           and Policy

    • Authors: Nigel Bankes
      Pages: 67 - 71
      Abstract: no abstract
      PubDate: 2018-02-09
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.1120
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Unitization of Petroleum Fields in the Barents Sea: Towards a Common
           Understanding'

    • Authors: Daniel Fjærtoft, Arild Moe, Natalia Smirnova, Alexey Cherepovitsyn
      Pages: 72 - 96
      Abstract: The expected discovery of petroleum fields that cross the new boundary between Russia and Norway in the Barents Sea could mean that both parties will lay claim to the same subsoil resources. The Treaty on Maritime Delimitation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean (Barents Treaty) prescribes that such fields should be developed as one unit, governed by a unitization agreement between the two governments and a joint operating agreement between license holders on the respective sides of the border. Norway has more than 40 years’ experience from the unitization of cross-border fields in the North Sea with the United Kingdom. Russia's experience with cross-boundary petroleum field development is limited to Kazakhstan in the Caspian Sea and onshore, where bilateral resource management has been governed by other principles and institutions. While the Barents Treaty text clearly reflects the Norwegian way of managing offshore fields, it does not preclude the Russian way of doing so. We find reason to believe that both parties will enter negotiations over a cross-boundary field in the Barents Sea believing their understanding reflects the true concept of unitization. Despite objective differences between Norwegian and Russian legislation and practice, there is evidence that the two nations have more in common than not in their underlying principles. Discussions are likely to arise regarding the practicalities of implementing field unitization, and arriving at a common understanding will probably require some time.
      PubDate: 2018-03-15
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.1083
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Review of Alexandra Xanthaki, Sanna Valkonen, Leena Heinämäki & Piia
           Nuorgam (eds.), Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Heritage – Rights,
           Debates, Challenges

    • Authors: Stefan Kirchner
      Pages: 97 - 99
      PubDate: 2018-04-06
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.1199
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Managing Conflict at Sea: The Case of Norway and Russia in the Svalbard
           Zone

    • Authors: Andreas Østhagen
      Pages: 100 - 123
      Abstract: In 1977, Norway established a maritime Fisheries Protection Zone (FPZ) around Svalbard, yet avoided claiming an outright Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). A dispute with Russia over the status of the Zone arose. In the late 1990s, Norwegian enforcement of fisheries regulations became stricter, as fish stocks were in decline. This led the Norwegian Coast Guard to attempt to arrest Russian fishing vessels on several occasions, resulting in reactions from Russian fishermen, as well as officials in Murmansk and Moscow. In 1998, 2001, 2005, and 2011 specifically, incidents had the potential to escalate beyond a fisheries issue. Today, an event in the maritime zone is of concern to both Norwegian and Russian authorities. Given the potential volatility of events in the FPZ, how do Norway and Russia manage to avoid escalation in the case of a crisis' Whereas previous scholarly work has explicitly focused on the legal status of Svalbard and its maritime zones, or looked at how Norway manages fisheries in cooperation with Russia, this article brings forth new knowledge by examining the specific incidents in the Zone and placing these in the wider context of conflict theory. Limited to the Norwegian perceptions of the dispute only, this article adds to our understanding of this specific issue of Arctic conflict management and governance. Based on several years of data collection through interviews, the argument put forth is that Norwegian and Russian cooperation is based on both mutual interests and the socializing effects of cooperative mechanisms, which in turn are key to avoid escalation in crisis-scenarios. In sum, we need to recognise how a combination of economic interests and the effects of socialisation have enabled Norway and Russia to keep conflict levels low, when incidents at sea have occurred.
      PubDate: 2018-05-31
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.1084
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • The Impact of Local Participation on Community Support for Natural
           Resource Management: The Case of Mining in Northern Canada and Northern
           Sweden

    • Authors: Sverker C. Jagers, Simon Matti, Greg Poelzer, Stan Yu
      Pages: 124 - 147
      Abstract: Due to its oftentimes complex, contested, and multi-scale character, natural resource management (NRM) tends to be a challenging task that has been met with various political approaches in order to meet demands for legitimacy. One approach to enhancing the legitimacy of NRM that has gained increased attention within the academic literature is the adoption of local participatory democracy in decision-making processes. Advocates of participatory democracy in NRM propose that local participation achieves the following outcomes: increased legitimacy because it ensures that local needs and priorities are successfully met; decision-making based on more complete information, which helps avoid unexpected negative outcomes; and a sense of belonging and influence among the public, leading to increased perceptions of support and partnership, as opposed to NRM which is imposed on the community. Nevertheless, comprehensive empirical studies that document how public participation affects legitimacy remain rare. Using 2015 data collected on people’s attitudes towards mining in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, and Norrbotten and Västerbotten counties, Sweden, this paper empirically assesses whether and how perceptions of local participation affect the legitimacy of mining development. In turn, this paper finds that perceived public participation does affect the public’s propensity to support mining development and this propensity is mediated by people’s perceptions of the interests present in the decision-making process, their normative beliefs concerning which actors should be allowed to participate in the decision-making process, and certain individual-level and contextual-level factors.
      PubDate: 2018-06-07
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.730
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Governing Conflicts Between Mining and Tourism in the Arctic

    • Authors: Jukka Similä, Mikko Jokinen
      Pages: 148 - 173
      Abstract: The Arctic is one of the largest regions on the globe, and is regarded as a vast storehouse of potential resources, including minerals. Both mining and tourism are rapidly growing economic sectors in the region. While the variety of tourism activities supported and offered is extensive, all of these activities are essentially forms of nature-based tourism. Land-use conflicts between mining and tourism are likely to emerge when a new mine is opened close to a tourist area, because mining activities may dramatically change the landscape, which is essential for tourism. The impact greatly depends on the location of mining facilities, the physical size of the mining project, the mining processes used, logistics and how well the image of the mine and its end product fits in with the image of the tourist destination. While tourism and the mining industry may benefit from each other, the relationship between a mine and tourism is often asymmetrically counterproductive; where such a relationship exists, a need for regulation arises. In this article, we assess the legal means available for resolving conflicts between the mining and tourism industries and discuss possibilities to improve these means. The two key regulatory instruments for governing such conflicts are land-use planning and mining permit processes. We illustrate the nature of conflicts and various decision-making procedures with reference to the Finnish legal framework and a case study on an ongoing mining project in the town of Kolari.
      PubDate: 2018-06-21
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.1068
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Sea Level Rise and Shifting Maritime Limits: Stable Baselines as a
           Response to Unstable Coastlines

    • Authors: Signe Veierud Busch
      Pages: 174 - 194
      Abstract: It is a long known fact that climate change will result in sea level rise and dramatically changed coastlines for a number of coastal States, and the physical consequences of sea level rise are most likely unavoidable for several coastal States due to their geographical location, size and topography. It is highly debatable whether the Law of the Sea Convention is equipped for dealing with the current challenges of sea level rise and maritime limits, and it may be argued that its rule of ambulatory baselines may contribute to loss of territory, relocation of maritime zones, uncertainty and instability. This article investigates the current status of the law regulating maritime limits which may be affected by sea level rise, and argues that the best solution is to adapt the law within the current legal framework of the Law of the Sea, by undertaking a liberal interpretation of the already existing provisions of the LOSC, instead of invoking the amendment procedures of the LOSC, a new supplementary agreement or creating new customary law. In particular, the article explores the option of re-interpreting the law of baselines in Article 7, offering an adapting measure that mitigates the climate change effects on sea level rise. It is argued that a liberal interpretation of the LOSC can contribute to increased stability and juridical protection of the maritime entitlements for some of the States suffering the consequences of sea level rise.
      PubDate: 2018-06-22
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.1162
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
  • Naval Blockade

    • Authors: Magne Frostad
      Pages: 195 - 225
      Abstract: Naval blockade is an old form of warfare where the current restatement of customary international law on this issue – the 1994 San Remo Manual – leaves something to be desired. The article considers the history of the concept and its current regulation like the requirements for establishing a naval blockade and addresses also issues in relation to its enforcement.
      PubDate: 2018-08-13
      DOI: 10.23865/arctic.v9.1123
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2018)
       
 
 
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