Arctic Futures in a Global Context is an interdisciplinary and social-science-oriented research programme with five distinct research projects that will contribute to strengthening the knowledge base on questions of particular relevance for development in the Arctic but with global relevance as well. Some of the research projects focus on the Arctic region in Sweden, while others are of an overarching international character. The researchers’ and programme’s collective national and international networks provide a strong and well-aimed reinforcement of Swedish social science Arctic research.

Collecting critical social-science research on the Arctic under a common programme creates unique possibilities to further develop and reach out with knowledge sought by society at large and its decision makers. Communicating the research and results also contributes to raising future research questions.

The projects in the programme

Arctic Futures: Managing Competition and Promoting Cooperation

Arctic Games

Assessing Arctic Futures: Voices, Resources and Governance

From Resource Hinterland to Global Pleasure Periphery

Preparing for and Responding to Disturbance: Arctic Lessons for Sweden