Focusing on both Polar Regions, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of political processes related to the rapidly changing Arctic and Antarctic, where the environmental impacts of human activities are extremely visible. This book maps and analyses the different actors involved in the politics of the Polar Regions to explain why similar patterns of interpretation of such major issues have become dominant in practical, popular and formal geopolitical discourses. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, political geography, international relations, global governance and cultural studies
Dorothea Wehrmann studied Social Sciences with a major in Sociology, InterAmerican Studies and Political Communication at the University of Osnabrück and Bielefeld University (Germany). She holds a PhD in Political Science, is affiliated with the Center for InterAmerican Studies, the Institute for World Society Studies and the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology and works as a researcher at the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).