The book addresses a comprehensive understanding of security in the Arctic, with a particular focus on one of its sub-regions – the Barents region. The book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective to which the Arctic is placed as referent, and special attention is paid to the viewpoint of local and indigenous communities. Overarching topics of human and societal security are touched upon from various angles and disciplinary approaches. The discussions are framed in the broader context of security studies. The book specifically addresses the challenges facing the Arctic population, which are important to be looked at from human security perspectives.

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