Policy environment analysis for Arctic seaport development: the case of Sabetta (Russia)

Show full item record




Gritsenko , D & Efimova , E 2017 , ' Policy environment analysis for Arctic seaport development: the case of Sabetta (Russia) ' , Polar Geography , vol. 40 , no. 3 , pp. 186-207 . https://doi.org/10.1080/1088937X.2017.1328466

Title: Policy environment analysis for Arctic seaport development: the case of Sabetta (Russia)
Author: Gritsenko, Daria; Efimova, Elena
Contributor organization: Aleksanteri Institute 2010-2017
Environmental Policy Research Group (EPRG)
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Belongs to series: Polar Geography
ISSN: 1088-937X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1088937X.2017.1328466
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308913
Abstract: In this paper, a structuration model is developed to evaluate opportunities and constraints that may arise for a port authority operating a port in the Arctic. The study builds upon the new institutionalist approach to transport infrastructure policy. It argues that given the specificity of operational conditions in the Arctic, as well as the expectations of the resource-driven future transformations, the conventional port development models cannot accurately depict factors of Arctic port activity. The proposed structuration approach focuses on how four dimensions of the policy environment (physical, economic, institutional, and environmental) enable and constrain policy choices available to a port authority. Application of this model to the case of Sabetta, a deep-sea multi-functional port constructed in the Ob estuary of the Yamal peninsula (Russia), demonstrates the inextricable links between actions and institutions and pinpoints the uncertainty factors that affect Arctic port development ‘from scratch’. The practical objective of this research is to introduce a dynamic multi-factor model for systematic evaluation of the policy environment in Arctic port development. Given that industrial activities in the Arctic region will proceed at the current speed or accelerate, lessons learned from the case of Sabetta will be relevant to other port infrastructure projects in the Arctic.
Subject: 517 Political science
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion

Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
Gritsenko_Daria1.pdf 2.117Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record