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Arktis: Övervakning och säkerhet

Strinde, Gabriel LU (2015) UNDK01 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper examines how surveillance is used in the Arctic region by Norway and Denmark and how it can be understood through a wider lens of regional security. I use three different dimensions of surveillance to examine how each respective state follow different actors and activities in the region. My findings show that most attention is directed toward monitoring and keeping transportation in the region safe while also trying to increase capabilities to enforce sovereignty, both of which are problematic to monitor effectively without cooperation between states. The risk of conflict is also shown to be unlikely considering most of the capabilities to effectively use surveillance are defensive in nature but also because of the huge... (More)
This paper examines how surveillance is used in the Arctic region by Norway and Denmark and how it can be understood through a wider lens of regional security. I use three different dimensions of surveillance to examine how each respective state follow different actors and activities in the region. My findings show that most attention is directed toward monitoring and keeping transportation in the region safe while also trying to increase capabilities to enforce sovereignty, both of which are problematic to monitor effectively without cooperation between states. The risk of conflict is also shown to be unlikely considering most of the capabilities to effectively use surveillance are defensive in nature but also because of the huge disadvantages for actors in the region if a conflict would occur. (Less)
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author
Strinde, Gabriel LU
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course
UNDK01 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Arctic, Denmark, Greenland, Norway, Surveillance, Monitoring, Defensive Realism
language
Swedish
id
5435955
date added to LUP
2015-11-18 14:55:13
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  abstract     = {This paper examines how surveillance is used in the Arctic region by Norway and Denmark and how it can be understood through a wider lens of regional security. I use three different dimensions of surveillance to examine how each respective state follow different actors and activities in the region. My findings show that most attention is directed toward monitoring and keeping transportation in the region safe while also trying to increase capabilities to enforce sovereignty, both of which are problematic to monitor effectively without cooperation between states. The risk of conflict is also shown to be unlikely considering most of the capabilities to effectively use surveillance are defensive in nature but also because of the huge disadvantages for actors in the region if a conflict would occur.},
  author       = {Strinde, Gabriel},
  keyword      = {Arctic,Denmark,Greenland,Norway,Surveillance,Monitoring,Defensive Realism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Arktis: Övervakning och säkerhet},
  year         = {2015},
}