Timo Koivurova, Arctic Centre/University of Lapland

Natalia Prisekina, Far Eastern Federal University


Legal systems are of much importance from the viewpoint of how Arctic regions develop, given that almost any issue-area is governed by law in various levels. Contemporary social and economic processes evolving in the North call for legal regulations; community of scholars should conduct research for fruitful cooperation ensuring its consistent development. This session aims to identify what is the role of law in the vast transformation process that is facing the Arctic region from a multitude of drivers and addresses studies devoted to control and use of Arctic social innovations.