New Mobilities and Social Changes in Russia’s Arctic Regions
The book provides the first in-depth, multidisciplinary study of reurbanization in Russia's Arctic regions, with a specific focus on new mobility patterns, and the resulting birth of new urban Arctic identities in which newcomers and labor migrants form a rising part. It is an invaluable reference for all those interested in current trends in circumpolar regions, showing how the Arctic is becoming more diverse culturally, but also more integrated into globalized trends in terms of economic development, urban sustainability, and migration.
The so called Russian Asian North is overviewed, comprising the Urals, Siberian, and Far eastern federal districts, and their demographic and political situation. Arctic regions offer a range of political climates , with some relatively open and competitive - in the Russian context of growing authoritarianism - and others opaque and monolithic. The local politics is key to help us move from Moscow-centered Arctic policy to everyday realities on the ground.