Since the focus here is on the study of the Arctic, only the 28,695 scientific works listed (including articles published in newspaper and magazines) were considered. Political speeches and institutional documents were excluded from the sample. Then, works dealing with the Arctic were isolated, thanks to the "subject descriptors" identified by the managers of the database. Among the 28,695 documents listed, 312 had "Arctic regions" as the first subject descriptor. The 378 references that had the word "Arctic" in one of their secondary subject descriptors were added: put together, these 690 references constituted the sample of this study. An analysis of this sample allows me to draw various conclusions about the Arctic in Canadian foreign policy.14 Young, "The age of the Arctic," 175; Terry Fenge, "Inuit and the Nunavut land claims agreement: Supporting Canada's Arctic sovereignty," Policy Options 29 (2007-08): 84-88; Pierre-Cerlier Forest and Thierry Rodon, "Les activits internationales des autochtones du Canada," tudes internationales 26, no. 1 (1995): 38.18 [Suzanne M. Holroyd], "Canadian and U.S. defense planning toward the Arctic," 2. This is a "strategic arena," of "vital importance." Young, "The age of the Arctic," 160.
Jérémie Cornut Why and when we study the Arctic in Canada In the study of Canadian foreign policy, interest in the Arctic is far from constant; it waxes and wanes. When the Arctic is on the agenda, some argue that it receives disproportionately high attention; when it is o
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