UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Dep. of Tourism Research and Northern Studies
Campus Kirkenes, PO Box 107
Urban Wråkberg is professor of Northern Studies and leader of the research group in this multidisciplinary field of study at the Arctic University of Norway. He has published in English, Swedish, Norwegian and Russian on the geo-economic drivers of industry and science in both polar regions, on the history and ideology of polar exploration and on the nexus between scientific and indigenous knowledge-formation. This research has included fieldwork in Svalbard and East Greenland. In the Scandinavian-Russian borderland of Subarctic Europe Wråkberg’s research has mainly focused issues of cultural heritage and the sustainability of tourism; the latter put into comparative perspective by research on the south Baltic Sea region and in Central Europe.
Urban Wråkberg, “A Nordic state-industry governance system goes north: Oil and gas extraction in the Barents Sea” in: Carina Keskitalo, ed., Regional Dynamics: The Old North in a Changing World (forthcoming, Routledge).
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cross-border issues, tourism