A new special issue probes how Copenhagen School Securitization Theory can help us make sense of both. In one of the articles, CIRCLA researcher Ulrik Pram Gad shows how the choices currently made in language policy about how to prioritize the Greenlandic, Danish, and English languages will put Greenland on very different routes towards and beyond independence. The article modifies the analytical strategy prescribed by Copenhagen School Securitization Theory to produce a nuanced picture of national identity politics, the tensions involved, and scenarios for the future."
What Kind of Nation State will Greenland be?
Arctic geopolitics is a moving target – and Greenland, determined to emerge as a sovereign nation state, is a particularly dynamic case.
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Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Alyne Elizabeth Delaney participated in the symposium "On Land, Water and Ice: Indigenous Societies and the Changing Arctic" last week at Hokkaido University in Japan
"It was an excellent panel which spoke to current realities and future prospects in terms of climate change, and the political climate. We had lots of interesting questions and interactions, and given Greenland’s unique situation compared to the rest of the Arctic, meant symposium participants were really engaged and interested," Alyne Elizabeth Delaney says.
Tema: Fremtidens polarforskning.