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In this short article we consider how Norwegian High North policies have been communicated through political “narratives”. Through Narrative Political Analysis, we highlight the use of ideas about past, present and future in and as “the north”. Domestically, this has meant a renarrativisation of identity and an increased focus on elements such as ocean and coastal histories; and internationally, it has meant a reassessment of Norway’s position in the world. No least the country’s international role has in this narrative been characterised by ideas of leadership, sustainability, and responsibility. We conclude that the High North narrative has evolved over time, but that the story is far from over; it continues at steady pace northwards – and towards the ocean.
Author(s): Steinveg B, Medby IA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Internasjonal Politikk
Online publication date: 08/12/2020
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
Date deposited: 12/08/2021
ISSN (print): 0020-577X
ISSN (electronic): 1891-1757
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk AS
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