The Scramble for the Poles: Klaus Dodds publishes his new book

News of Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall’s new book The Scramble for the Poles.


Klaus Dodds, Director of the Politics, Development and Sustainability Group and Professor of Geopolitics has just published his latest book, The Scramble for the Poles (Polity 2015). Writing with co-author, Professor Mark Nuttall of the University of Alberta, the book challenges some of the contemporary myths surrounding the contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Pyramid tent with Mt Erebus behind

As the book’s summary notes:

In August 2007 a Russian flag was planted under the North Pole during a scientific expedition triggering speculation about a new scramble for resources beneath the thawing ice.

But is there really a global grab for Polar territory and resources? Or are these activities vastly exaggerated? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall look behind the headlines and hyperbole to reveal a complex picture of the so-called scramble for the poles. Whilst anxieties over the potential for conflict and the destruction of what is often…

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