High North Politics and Barents Cooperation

This course looks at the politics that take place in the Hight North, which include among other things the Barents Secretariat, Euro-Arctic Barents Cooperation, the EU, the Arctic Council and the Northern Dimension.


  • Foreign policy development of the High North focus and analytical perspectives
  • The Barents Development and Cooperation — the Barents Secretariat
  • The Euro-Arctic Barents Cooperation, EU and the Northern Dimension
  • Arctic Council, circumpolar politics and political coordination
  • Svalbard — conflict and/or cooperation?
  • Continental Shelf Delimitation and Sea Borders reaching consensus?
  • Contemporary issues in the High North

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor, Other
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyPolitical science and civics
Teaching placeTromsø
Tagshigh northpoliticsbarentsarctic councilnorthern dimensionbarents secretariateuro-arctic barents cooperation
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