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
New book: The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time
Edited by Ulrik Pram Gad and Jeppe Strandsbjerg.
Steffen Jensen’s research has contributed to a new UN resolution
Earlier this year, GRS’ professor Steffen Jensen released a book entitled ’Corruption and Torture: Violent Exchange and the Policing of the Urban Poor’. The book is concerned with the relationship between torture, ill-treatment and corruption. It shows how the most vulnerable - sexual minorities, street traders, immigrants and refugees as well as the urban poor - are the most likely victims of both extortion and violence and that these two are never far apart.
New PhD fellow: Sophie Lanng Gulstad
As of 1 May 2018, Procom (Communication and Culture in Professional Contexts) has a new PhD fellow. Sophie will be teaching at Language and International Business Communication.
New project administrator: Berit Hvidberg Christensen
As of 1 June 2018, Department of Culture and Global Studies has a new project administrator.
Catalogue of Solutions: Alternatives to flight and deterrence
GRS’ Martin Lemberg has co-written a catalogue of solutions alongside Michala Bendixen (from refugees.dk). The catalogue contains a number of alternatives to the current political stance, which is focusing on deterring refugees and exporting the responsibility for them away from Denmark and Europe.