From Ilulissat to Kiruna : Managing the Arctic Council and the contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic. / Dodds, Klaus-John.

Handbook on the Politics of the Arctic. ed. / Geir Honneland; Leif Jensen. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2015. p. 733-758.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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From Ilulissat to Kiruna : Managing the Arctic Council and the contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic. / Dodds, Klaus-John.

Handbook on the Politics of the Arctic. ed. / Geir Honneland; Leif Jensen. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2015. p. 733-758.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Dodds, K-J 2015, From Ilulissat to Kiruna: Managing the Arctic Council and the contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic. in G Honneland & L Jensen (eds), Handbook on the Politics of the Arctic. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 733-758.

APA

Dodds, K-J. (Accepted/In press). From Ilulissat to Kiruna: Managing the Arctic Council and the contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic. In G. Honneland, & L. Jensen (Eds.), Handbook on the Politics of the Arctic (pp. 733-758). Edward Elgar.

Vancouver

Dodds K-J. From Ilulissat to Kiruna: Managing the Arctic Council and the contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic. In Honneland G, Jensen L, editors, Handbook on the Politics of the Arctic. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 2015. p. 733-758

Author

Dodds, Klaus-John. / From Ilulissat to Kiruna : Managing the Arctic Council and the contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic. Handbook on the Politics of the Arctic. editor / Geir Honneland ; Leif Jensen. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2015. pp. 733-758

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