Global Development in the Arctic

Viewing the Arctic as a key region for global development in the 21st century, the book offers a cross-disciplinary conceptual framework for understanding what international cooperation is, why it is difficult and what kind of alternative views can apply in the Arctic.

Written by Arctic experts, edited by Andrey Mineev, Anatoli Bourmistrov and Frode Mellemvik and published by Routledge, the book Global Development in the Arctic, International Cooperation for the Future presents major trends and scenarios for international cooperation in the Arctic up to 2035 and future prospects for international cooperation in the Arctic in various sectors: energy, business and economy, transportation and logistics, climate change, diplomacy and security, culture, innovations, higher education and research.

Implications of the scenarios for global development are discussed in the light of the United Nations Agenda for Global Development and Sustainable Development Goals. The book offers a cross-disciplinary conceptual framework of international cooperation in the Arctic and discusses implications of this framework for global development.

Filling the gap in analytical understanding of international cooperation, the book will be of interest to academics, students and professionals concerned with global development and the Arctic region.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction - Aadrey Mineev, Anatoli Bourmistrov and Frode Mellemvik
  • International Cooperation in the Arctic 2035 – The Four Scenarios - Andrey Mineev, Jan Dietz, Petter Nore, Roman Vakulchuk and Anatoli Bourmistrov

Part I International Governance and Securit

  • International Governance Facilitating Sustainable Development in the Arctic – The Arctic Council as a Multi-Role Actor and Forum - Stefan Kirchner and Timo Koivurova
  • Unboxing Arctic Security Relations and Dynamics - Andreas Østhagen

Part II International Cooperation in Economy, Business and Innovations

  • Global Arctic Economic Development Scenarios - Andrey Krivorotov
  • "Gas Bridges" and Geo-Economics of the Arctic - Petter Nore
  • Business Cooperation in the Arctic: Learning Points from the Russia-Based Oil and Gas Projects - Andrey Mineev and Elena Zhurova Sæther
  • Arctic Innovation and the Potential for the Creation of a Circumpolar Innovation Ecosystem - Ken Coates and Carin Holroyd
  • Smart City Dialogue in the Arctic: Opportunities and Challenges - Evgenii Aleksanrov, Elena Dybtsyna, Nadezda Nazarova and Igor Khodachek

Part III International Cooperation in Science, Education and Culture

  • Arctic Climate Change – Perspectives on International Scientific Cooperation - Jan-Gunnar Winther, Larry Hinzman and Kim Holmén
  • Internationalization of Higher Education in the High North: Purposes and Strategies - Marit Sundet, Leif-Kristian Monsen and Elena Dybtsyna
  • Challenging Boundaries from Below: Cross-Border Culture in the Arctic - Bjarge Schwenke Fors and Yngvar B. Steinholt

Part IV Environment, Shipping and Emergency Response

  • Issues of Environmental Monitoring and Management in the Arctic - Alexei Bambulyak, Lars-Henrik Larsen, Rolf Rødven, Denis Moiseev and Salve Dahle
  • International Shipping and the Northern Sea Route - Björn Gunnarsson and Arild Moe
  • Polar Ship Design and Operations: Past, Present, and Future - Ove Tobias Gudmestad
  • International Cooperation in Emergency Response in the Arctic Sea Areas - Natalia Andreassen and Odd Jarl Borch

Part V Integrating Chapter

  • International Cooperation for Global Development: What Can We Learn from The Arctic? - Anatoli Bourmistrov, Frode Mellemvik and Andrey Mineev



  • Andrey Mineev, PhD, is a Postdoctoral researcher at Nord University, Norway.
  • Anatoli Bourmistrov, PhD, is Professor and Head of Section, Bodø Graduate School of Business, Nord University, Norway.
  • Frode Mellemvik, PhD, is Director of the High North Center, Nord University, Norway.


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ISBN 9781032158624

Published November 23, 2022 by Routledge

314 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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