Arild Gjertsen

Arild Gjertsen
Nordland Research Institute

Cand. Polit

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Introduction
My research is grounded in studies of governance and institutional collective action across scales – with an emphasis on regional development and local democracy.
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August 1997 - March 2020
Nordland Research Institute
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (52)
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This article answers the question of why interlocal partnerships are seen as a viable route to effective governance among local elites in Norway. Co-operation between local governments is often seen as a way of overcoming transaction costs, increasing the quantity and quality of public service delivery — even if it comes at the price of less transp...
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This chapter presents the main features of the different institutional and legal settings in Greenland, Norway and Russia, and how these frame the management of mining activities, particularly in relation to sustainability. The common denominator for Greenland, Norway and Russia is that mining activities have developed within continually evolving n...
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Marine macro algae may play a significant role in the transformation to the future post fossil fuel and low carbon society. Previous research shows that high expectations for future and large-scale algae cultivation in European waters are often followed by identification of a wide range of challenges linked to the same development. This paper speci...
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The paper explores barriers for designing and implementing policies for the transition to more environmentally sustainable urban mobility, and strategies for overcoming these barriers in three Norwegian cities. Empirical data has been collected by interviewing key informants and analysing relevant documents. The findings show that there is broad po...
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Å nå klimamålene fra Parisavtalen vil kreve en storskala omstilling av den norske økonomien. En analyse viser at målsettinger og ambisjonsnivået i næringslivets veikart for det grønne skiftet ikke er tilstrekkelig til at klimamålene nås. Vi diskuterer hvordan dette kan forklares av politiske, økonomiske og kognitive barrierer, og hvordan disse utfo...
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The local community of Sulitjelma in Northern Norway is a former mining community facing renewed industrial interest in local mineral resources. In this chapter, a narrative approach is used to examine how people who live in close proximity to the mining area describe their situation. The ‘local narrative’ is contrasted with how commercial mining i...
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Greenland is challenged by harsh economic realities. The exploitation of mineral and energy resources seems to be among the most obvious ways to address the challenges of ensuring a viable and sustainable future for Greenland and its communities. The economic issues are particularly important in relation to the ambitions of taking over responsibili...
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In the context of pressure for municipality reform and municipality merger in Norway, alternative models have been initiated. This report is an evaluation of the Værnes region collaboration in Trøndelag, Mid-Norway. The municipalities of Stjørdal, Meråker, Selbu, Tydal and Frosta, in the region of Værnes, is joined in a complex series of intermunic...
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Nordland fylkeskommune ved nærings- og utviklingsavdelingen har tatt initiativ til en utredning om vernede områder i Nordland. Formålet er å styrke kunnskapen om hvordan verneområdene i Nordland kan danne grunnlag for verdiskaping og regional utvikling i fylket. Med utgangspunkt i dette spørsmålet ser notatet på hvilke aktiviteter som er tillatt og...
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Rapporten er en analyse av levekårsundersøkelse for Nordland i 2001, en oppfølging av levekårsundersøkelsen for Nordland 1994. Funnene viser at der fremdeles eksisterer forskjeller i materielle forhold mellom Nordland og landet som helhet, særlig på faktorer som sysselsetting, utdanning og inntekt. På psykososiale områder ser vi store endringer fra...

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To map and identify barriers and opportunities in urban mining as an institution To analyse the implications of institutionalisation of urban mining to sustainable mineral use and the green shift To identify and describe factors that facilitate/halt the institutionalisation of urban mining.
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