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ARCTIC NARRATIVES AND POLITICAL VALUES: ARCTIC STATES, CHINA AND NATO
ARCTIC NARRATIVES AND POLITICAL VALUES: ARCTIC STATES, CHINA AND NATO

Author(s): Iona Mackenzie Allan
Contributor(s): Troy Bouffard (Editor)
Subject(s): Governance, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Political behavior, Comparative politics
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: Political values; Canada; Russia; International relations; Denmark; Greenland; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden; USA; China; NATO;
Summary/Abstract: The following research is based on discourse analysis of official statements, speeches and policy documents published by the governments of the eight Arctic states as well as China and the NATO alliance between January 2012 and June 2019. This document provides a brief summary of the key narratives promoted by each of these 10 Arctic actors, drawing particular attention towards how they frame their identity in the Arctic (self), how they conceptualise the region (region) and how they frame relations with other Arctic stakeholders (others). The narratives identified in the discourse were coded according to the different national power dimensions and political values that they communicate. This summary is intended to give an over-view of the narrative landscape of the Arctic as indication of key national interests and areas of strategic priorities for each of these 10 Arctic actors.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-65-9
  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English