Tiril Vold Hansen

PhD-candidate at Nord University, Bodø


Phone: (+47) 909 33 416

Email: tiril.v.hansen@nord.no

Svalbard-politics as a social system: which interests prevail and why?

In my thesis I will map the central actors, structures and power sources in Norwegian Svalbard politics. Through case-studies of political processes related to some recent resource conflicts, I will further analyze which interests prevails and why. I am interested in power relations, dynamics and mechanisms in relation to this.

Planned fieldwork periods on Svalbard: tentatively August-September 2022