A new special issue probes how Copenhagen School Securitization Theory can help us make sense of both. In one of the articles, CIRCLA researcher Ulrik Pram Gad shows how the choices currently made in language policy about how to prioritize the Greenlandic, Danish, and English languages will put Greenland on very different routes towards and beyond independence. The article modifies the analytical strategy prescribed by Copenhagen School Securitization Theory to produce a nuanced picture of national identity politics, the tensions involved, and scenarios for the future."
What Kind of Nation State will Greenland be?
Arctic geopolitics is a moving target – and Greenland, determined to emerge as a sovereign nation state, is a particularly dynamic case.
Last modified: 15.11.2017
Nyt forskningsprojekt skal forske i populisme
Lektor Oscar Garcia Agustin, Institut for Kultur og Læring, har netop modtaget 2,6 mio kr. fra Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond til projeket 'Populismens geografier i Europa: Forestillinger, folk og rum'.
Thomas Rasmussen is a new guest researcher at CIRCLA
Thomas Rasmussen is a PhD candidate from the University of Oslo. In his PhD project he wants to uncover late 19th and early 20th century representations of Inuit and Greenland in Norwegian satirical magazines, newspapers and novels.
New Professor with specific responsibilities: Steen Ledet Christiansen
As of 1 April 2019, the research group on Interdisciplinary Media Studies has a new Professor with specific responsibilities!
New assistant professor: Vilhelmiina Vainikka
As of 1 January, Culture and Consumption (CC) has a new assistant professor!
Seminar: China's activities in Greenland - business, politics and the question of independence
With the publication of China’s white paper on Arctic strategy and the goal of establishing a Polar Silk Road, Chinese investment supported by the Chinese state is expected to increase in the coming years. Greenland has a prominent place in this strategy and Chinese companies view Greenland as a new frontier for business. There are also concerns, however, especially in Denmark and the US, that China is trying to boost its strategic position in the Arctic.