International science journal for the Barents Region

The purpose of an international academic open access journal, Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics (ISSN 2324-0652) is to provide scientific knowledge and latest research news related to developmental processes within the Barents Euro-Arctic Region. The journal aims to promote research co-operation and popularization of research results in the Barents Region by sharing topical scientific news. At the same time the purpose is to expand the understanding of the Barents Region in global, social, political and economic context. There is no similar academic journal specific to the Barents Region available at the moment. Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics also provides opportunities for cross-border cooperation via shared editorship circulating among partner institutes. Project partners are the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland (Lead Partner, Finland), the Luzin Institute for Economic Studies of the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia) and the Barents Institute at the University of Tromsø (Norway).


The most recent issue 2019 Vol. 6
Supplementary issue
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    Barents Studies: local governance have little impact on national strategies

    11.6.2019 15:11

    There seems to be a “governance paradox” in the High North. Even through national strategic documents, which emphasizes the importance of local actors ability to influence the strategies and plans for sustainable regional development, local governance still have little impact on formulation and materialization of those strategies. In this sense, there is a tension between rhetoric and reality.

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    The new Barents Studies bring economic, social and political margins on focus

    10.10.2018 13:26

    The new issue of the international peer-reviewed journal Barents Studies covers topics around marginal phenomena. The issue 1/2018 features three peer-reviewed scientific articles, two research communications, a book review of the Encyclopedia of the Barents Region, and introductions of young scholars of the region.

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    Barents Studies discuss mayoral strategies, Northern identity and global megaprojects

    27.9.2017 16:15

    The new issue of the international peer-reviewed journal Barents Studies feature three very different articles that foreground three studies located in the Barents and Euro-Arctic regions. One of the overarching commonality among the articles is that they all use comparison in order to make cogent observations about historical and present-day communities in the Barents High North and Arctic. The journal also features four young scholars of the Barents Region: Camilla Brattland, Morgan Ip, Maria Lvova, and Gerald Zojer.

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The journal is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and in the Russian Science Citation Index.




 Background picture by Irina Nazarowa.



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