Provide an answer (in the form of an academic essay) to the following Module que
Provide an answer (in the form of an
academic essay) to the following Module question assignment:
‘Discuss the changes
that are taking place in the Arctic region. What are their impacts on
populations, economies (including sectors such as fishing, shipping, oil and
gas development etc.), security and international relations in the Arctic?’
Your academic essay will have to be
1500-1700 words long. No more, no less. If you write essays that are shorter
than 1500 words or exceed the 1700 words limit, you will fail the
assessment. Please make sure that your essay has an Introduction, an
Analytical part, and a Conclusion. Each module answer essay MUST contain
references – the source material that you used to write your essay. You have
to include the required reading material. You are also strongly
encouraged to include articles, book chapters and online sources
from the additional reading section. The relevant modules for this
assignment are 1-4. References can be either in-text or as
footnotes. That is up to you as long as you are consistent. Each module answer
has to include your full name and student ID. The module answers must be
submitted in English. References, your names, and other information that
students write in their essays such as the name of the university etc. WILL
NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE ESSAY WORD COUNT. The essay submission deadline
is October 1.
When writing your essay, please keep in
mind the following points. They should be reflected in your essay:
· Research Statement: Does the submitted work contain a
research statement or a hypothesis in the first paragraph appropriate to the
· Structure: Does the submitted work use a
clear structure with an introduction, main body and conclusion?
· Appropriateness: Does the submitted essay address
all parts of the module question? It should not try to discuss more than the
module question asks.
· Formatting: Does the submitted work adhere to
all formatting guidelines, including margins, font, etc.
· Concepts and Terminology: Does the
submitted work demonstrate that the student understands and can synthesize
concepts and issues underlying the techniques and materials that have been
· Citing and Bibliography: Does the
submitted work appropriately cite learning materials, including course reading
materials and is the bibliography in the correct format?
· Critical analysis and Judgement: Does the
submitted work discuss the broader implications and evaluate/analyze the topic
Required reading material:
You have to include the required reading material listed below. Additional reading material is listed in the attached document “Required and additional reading material”
The Arctic in flux – Introduction to BCS135X
Kathrin, “Societal Impacts of a Rapidly Changing Arctic.” Current
Change Reports 4,
Ekaterina. “The Geopolitics of a Changing Arctic.” SIPRI Background
Environmental changes in the Arctic
Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). Arctic Climate Change
Update 2021: Key
Trends and Impacts (Summary for Policy-makers). Tromsø,
Secretariat, 2021. Available at:
Warwick F. “Arctic Climate Change: Local Impacts, Global Consequences,
Implications.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Arctic Policy and Politics,
edited by Ken S.
Coates and Carin Holroyd, pp. 507-526. Cham, Switzerland:
Lassi, Heather Exner-Pirot and Justin Barnes. “Climate change and the
Origins, Regional Responsibilities.” In Arctic Yearbook 2020, edited by Lassi Heininen,
Heather Exner-Pirot and Justin Barnes, pp. 1-5. Akureyri, Iceland:
2020. Available at:
Arctic economies and globalization
• 1. Southcott,
Chris. “History of Globalization in the Circumpolar World.” In
the Circumpolar North, edited by Lassi Heininen and Chris
23-55. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2010.
• 2. Larsen, Joan
Nymand, and Andrey N. Petrov. “The Economy of the Arctic.” In The
of Arctic Policy and Politics, edited by Ken S. Coates and Carin
79-95. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
• 3. Hall,
Heather M. “Innovation, New Technologies, and the Future of the
North.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Arctic Policy and Politics, edited
by Ken S. Coates
and Carin Holroyd, pp. 117-132. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave
Timothy, Eeva Turunen and Shinan Wang. “Demographic Changes in the
The Palgrave Handbook of Arctic Policy and Politics, edited by Ken S.
Coates and Carin
Holroyd, pp. 41-59. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Timothy. “Boom and Bust: Population Change in Russia’s Arctic
Russia’s Arctic Cities: Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change,
edited by Robert
W. Orttung, pp. 67-87. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017.