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Aim

The course will offer students an in-depth understanding of Faroese (local and national) approaches to and experiences with governance and sustainable management. The course will bring relevant social science theories in play through case studies. This will qualify students to work in policy, business, and education with questions of sustainable resource management.

Content

Through case studies of local and national examples relating to governance and management of resources (mainly energy and fish), students will apply and discuss theories of 1) New Institutionalism (Rational Choice, Historical, Sociological, Discursive, and Narrative Institutionalism) and 2) Governance theory (Political Science theories about the state and government, Network Governance, and Reflexive Governance). 

Course description Governance and Sustainable Management in the Faroe Islands.pdfCourse description Governance and Sustainable Management in the Faroe Islands.pdf

Aim

This course will offer students an in-depth Faroese perspective of the new High North geopolitical realities facing the West Nordic Region. The course will bring relevant theories of International Relations and geopolitics in play through case studies focusing on the environment and climate. This will qualify students to work in policy, business, and education with questions of West Nordic policy and development in a changing climate.

Content

Through case studies of Faroese approaches to how the West Nordic Region is facing a new geopolitical situation of the High North, students will apply and discuss strengths and weaknesses of International Relations theories (Realism, Liberalism, Securitisation Theory, and International Practice Theory). Case studies include Arctic Council, West Nordic Council, and major powers’ military strategies). The outside-in approach is reflexively supplemented with an inside-out approach based on discussions of how the micro-societies are coping with new challenges brought about by climate change as well as the region’s ongoing challenges of regional development and distances. The course is connected to research activities at the University of the Faroe Islands.

Course description West Nordic Geopolitics from a Faroese Perspective.pdfCourse description West Nordic Geopolitics from a Faroese Perspective.pdf