The Northern Review 39

The Northern Review 39: Consultation and Resource Development in Northern Communities: Russia, Scandinavia & Canada

The Northern Review 39 presents a special collection of open access essays, guest edited by Greg Poelzer, focused on topics of consultation strategies and stakeholder participation within northern resource extraction and development.

In cases of resource extraction and development, demand for greater participation and input in the development process by those affected by the industry has been well documented within the literature.

In response, the papers in this special collection explore the intricate and dynamic formal and informal processes of stakeholder engagement, which often involves multi-directional interactions between the state, industry, universities, community organizations, Indigenous peoples, and/or the general public.

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These papers were first presented in September 2014 at the “Walleye Seminar,” an international research workshop held in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada and put on by the ARCtic Urban SUStainability in Russia (ARCSUS) research initiative.

The entire special collection can be accessed here:


Greg Poelzer

Greg M. Poelzer

Executive Chair, ICNGD and Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar

Greg Poelzer is the Founding Director and Executive Chair
of the University of Saskatchewan International Centre for
Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) and current Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholar. Greg is also the former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of the Arctic and currently leads the UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Governance. His research focuses on comparative politics and policy as it relates to northern regions and to Aboriginal-state relations.

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