Since 2010, Richard Powell (University of Oxford) and I have been working together following an ESRC Research Seminar Series and Impact Support Grant for a project entitled ‘Polar geopolitics: knowledges, resources and legal regimes’. We have recently published a short RUSI news brief article ‘The Arctic Policy Framework and Beyond: The UK as a Polar Actor’, and look forward to seeing an edited book coming out in January 2014 by Edward Elgar called Polar Geopolitics? Knowledges, Resources and Legal Regimes .
It has been a wonderful period of activity for us and a network of researchers, many of whom are PhD and early career researchers. We very much hope that this will be followed up by a new tranche of activity by those concerned with social scientific research and the Polar Regions.