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.
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
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.
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.