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Arctic Regime Adaptation to Great Power Competition: The Security Dimension

Projektbeschreibung

Sicherheitsregime in der Arktis unter der Lupe

Interaktionen und wechselseitige Stimmungsbilder zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten, Russland und China bestimmen die sicherheitspolitische Agenda der Arktis. Das EU-finanzierte Projekt ARA erforscht, wie das arktische Regime als ein wirkungsvolles Instrument zur Lösung von Sicherheitsfragen inmitten der globalen Veränderung des Machtgleichgewichts dienen kann. Dazu werden politische Analyse, institutionelle Analyse, Korpuslinguistik und kritische Diskursanalyse kombiniert. ARA wird die Position der drei Staaten in den arktischen Institutionen und ihre Kompetenzen zur Beeinflussung von Regelungen und Entscheidungsfindung innerhalb des Diskurses der drei Agierenden über den Übergang zum arktischen Regime bewerten. Die Ergebnisse werden Aussagen darüber zulassen, ob möglicherweise mithilfe des arktischen Regimes Widersprüche im Sicherheitsbereich ausgeglichen werden können.

Ziel

The security agenda of modern and foreseeable Arctic politics substantially depends on the interactions between the U.S. Russia, and China. The ambition of this project is to figure out how to improve the Arctic regime to make it a more effective instrument for solving security problems amid the global change of power balance. The innovative methodology includes a combination of traditional methods of comparative political analysis, institutional analysis, and critical discourse analysis, along with a novel approach of corpus linguistics. With the first research step, I will study formal components of three states’ participation: I will assess the position of the U.S. Russia, and China in Arctic institutions, three states’ ability to influence the rule-making, and the decision-making processes. However, this comparative study will focus on aspects of the existing regime that orchestrate the three states' behavior or adapt to it, instead of common practice to evaluate great powers as the independent actors. Such an amended approach will bring a completely new light on understanding the dynamics of the Arctic regime transition. The second step will provide an estimation of informal components: I will study for the first time the official discourse of the three actors on the Arctic regime with a special focus on security using the corpus-linguistics approach. Thus, I will clarify the perception of the U.S. Russia, and China as partners or rivals in the Arctic and assess the impact of their political rhetoric on principles of cooperation – if they consider the Arctic as a zone of peace or a zone of confrontation. The third step will provide a new level of understanding of the Arctic regime's potential for mitigating contradictions in the security field while pointing out relevant instruments and solutions. The project will fast track my academic career from the junior research fellow position to the full professor and prepare me to apply for ERC Starting Grant.

Koordinator

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 202 158,72
Adresse
HANSINE HANSENS VEG 14
9019 Tromso
Norwegen

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Gesamtkosten
€ 202 158,72