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Acquatorialities of the Arctic Region: A Systems Theoretical Analysis of Risks

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In order to describe the Arctic system I propose using a concept functionally equivalent to territoriality, namely aquatoriality. Whether communicating about territoriality or aquatoriality, concepts and delimitations are both contingent to forms of communication systems. I will distinguish between six communications systems that differentiated from each other could become involved in the new deals emerging around the Arctic. Apart of an economic communication code about the Arctic, a legal code, ecological communication codes, and tourist communication codes, I will cope with the military coding of the Arctic. These codes could then appear structurally coupled to a political system that in an organizational way appears in the Arctic Council
TidsskriftNordicum - Mediterraneum
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 2013


  • Arctic, Arctic Council, Niklas Luhmann, systems theory, ecological communication, risks

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