Community Governance and Development in Northern Regions

This course is mainly about how communities in the North or the Circumpolar Area can develop as a whole, politically, socially and economically, in ways that serve their needs and are appropriate to their environment, culture and their own expectations.


Emphasis will be both on the conceptual and definitional elements of core ideas in the course and empirical findings of the students through participation in the project local and regional development workshops. The methodology used is based on a comparative case study approach, in which the global, central-local dimension of community development is fundamental. We will have a special focus on indigenous peoples and communities of the north.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of study
Teaching placeAlta
Teaching termAutumn & Spring
Tagseconomicspoliticscircumpolarnorthern communities
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