Overall Goal

The focus of this thematic network is multilevel and comparative governance in the circumpolar north.  The network facilitates collaboration between researchers who study the institutional evolution of Arctic and northern governance from the local to global levels. It also encourages the comparative examination of governance across different political jurisdictions in the circumpolar north.  The network welcomes research collaboration between academics and stakeholders that responds to regional and local needs.


Past Activities

  • International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS 10) - Arkangelsk, Russia (June 15-20, 2020). Panel: Multilevel Governance in the Circumpolar North.
  • International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4) – Montreal (June 26-28, 2019). Panel: Examining Indigenous “Treaty Federal” Institutions in Canada and Abroad
  • Challenges in Arctic Governance: Indigenous Territorial Rights in the Russian Federation. Project funded by the Norwegian Research Council
  • UNBC-Nord University Symposium on International Northern Development (September 2018)

Gary Wilson, Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic and Northern Governance