Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen

Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen
UiT The Arctic University of Norway · Department of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning

Doctor of Philosophy

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November 2014 - May 2016
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Position
  • Professor (Full), Barents Chair in Politics
August 2013 - December 2014
Aalborg University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2011 - July 2013
Aalborg University
Position
  • PostDoc Position

Publications

Publications (38)
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Chinese presence in the Nordic Arctic is increasing, but whereas many large-scale initiatives such as mining projects, trade deals or political alliances have yet to materialise, tourism encounters between Chinese visitors and Nordic Arctic communities are already happening. We use tourism as a lens and bring together perspectives and empirical exa...
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Paper proposes the method of evaluating costs for bioenergy supply in Russia based on energy analysis. The main deterrent factor is not as much limited resources as the marginal cost of production biofuels and the possibility of using cost-effective ways reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including capturing and carbon storage, alternative forms of...
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This article combines History (the discipline) research with International Relations (sub-discipline of Political Science, my point of departure) for transnational studies research on long-term developments of transnational professional relations between the USA/Europe and the Middle East and East Asia through missionary universities. American Prot...
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This paper analyzes and discusses the prospects for GCC-Russia-China transnational knowledge networks and epistemic communities in natural gas and liquified natural gas (LNG) production and trade. The premise of the article is that transnational knowledge relations between academia, government, business, civil society and wider facilitate political...
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This chapter focuses on the role of transnational knowledge and triple-helix relations between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and both the West and Asia for pursuing smart cities in the GCC. Promoting smart cities in the GCC is an important aspect of promoting comprehensive environmental, social and cultural sustainability in the GCC. Sma...
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The Arctic has been an integrated part of the international system for centuries, and systemic developments have deeply influenced the region and its communities. Central Arctic Ocean marine resource governance is in the nexus of climate change and international systemic developments. The international systemic context for the Arctic is: The rise o...
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Arctic knowledge-based institutions, some initiated by China, are key regional institutions for Sino-Arctic engagement. Against the backdrop of power transition, institutionalized scientific cooperation helps China to change its image from an ambitious rising power into a science-focused Arctic actor. This illuminative lesson could be applied to ot...
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Purpose Entrepreneurs are networking with others to get advice for their businesses. The networking differs between men and women; notably, men are more often networking for advice in the public sphere and women are more often networking for advice in the private sphere. The purpose of this study is to account for how such gendering of entrepreneur...
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With a long view of the Arctic in international politics and economics, the paper discusses the effects of political and economic power transitions for the Arctic, focusing on Sino-Russian relations. The Arctic has in the last decade received new attention from new quarters of the world, especially Asian emerging powers, which reflects climate chan...
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The Arctic region is opening up due to climate change, causing sea ice extend and snow cover to decrease. Over the past decade economic activities, including fisheries, shipping, oil & gas, mining and tourism have increased throughout the region. Especially the oil and gas activities are subject to public debate and attract a lot of (international)...
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Genetics is observed as a particularly active field of Sino-Danish science collaboration, brain circulation and funding. Explaining the level of activity of this scientific field is therefore valuable for understanding the conditions allowing such activity. This paper identifies Danish scientific excellence as a necessary, but insufficient, conditi...
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This paper will analyze the contributions of transnational universities in Gulf to make Gulf cities transnational meeting places between national and professional cultures for creating innovative, knowledge-based economies and for building strategic knowledge relations with existing Western partners and new emerging market partners (the case of Chi...
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The Arctic is undergoing transformation, where three important drivers are climate change, post-Cold War geopolitics and globalization/power transition from the rise of China. This transformation defines the nexus between science diplomacy, geopolitics, law and globalization under climate change, which is shaping the future of the Arctic and will b...
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Like many Arctic states, Iceland and the Faroe Islands used to be the resource-based economies which Greenland is today. Remotely located in relation to the World economy, Iceland and the Faroe Islands have succeeded in developing a knowledge-based economy, also related to their energy sector. By maximising local benefits via human capital developm...
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Iceland and Greenland share historical and socioeconomic and political conditions as former or present North Atlantic autonomies of the Kingdom of Denmark. As very small natural resource-based economies, they strive to develop and diversify their economies. Hydropower potential has played a large role in Icelandic economic development, and may do s...
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Offshore oil and gas projects in the Arctic are to an increasing extent subject to global public opinion and scrutiny. Over the past decade the Arctic has turned into the World's back yard, where potential impacts can easily become a global topic for discussion. Looking from an industrial perspective to Arctic operations, it is thus of major import...
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The North Atlantic continues to be an area of international strategic and geopolitical significance, both regionally and globally. This is largely due to the growing importance of the entire North in the global economy and world politics. Since the Cold War period, there has been a significant shift in its security architecture, from geo-strategy a...
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Like many Arctic states, Iceland and the Faroe Islands used to be the resource-based economies which Greenland is today. Remotely located in relation to the World economy, Iceland and the Faroe Islands have succeeded in developing a knowledge-based economy, also related to their energy sector. To create a knowledge-based economy a sufficient mass o...
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The University as a Transnational Actor with Transnational Power: American Missionary Universities in the Middle East and China - Volume 47 Issue 3 - Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen
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The premise of this session is the aim of vital, sustainable Arctic communities with a high level of human development concerning income, employment, education, gender equality, culture, health, rule of law and representation (as defined in the Arctic Human Development Report, Arctic Council). An important precondition for such human development is...
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Developing off-shore energy resources have been central to North Atlantic socio-economic development, continues to do so and is highly likely to remain so in coming decades. Norway has amassed great wealth through off-shore oil and gas exploration, which has affected Norwegian society profoundly during the last four decades. Norway has combined the...
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This article investigates the interacting soft power of two important categories of American transnational actors: American missionary universities in China and the Middle East and American religious, foundation and individual philanthropy. These transnational actors have had and have soft power in Chinese and Middle East societies based on academi...
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China is faced with urgent needs to develop an economically and environmentally sustainable economy based on innovation and knowledge. Brain circulation and research and business investments from the outside are central for this development. Sino-American brain circulation and research and investment by overseas researchers and entrepreneurs are we...
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The history of the North Atlantic encompasses the Kingdoms of Norway, Denmark — Norway and Denmark since 1814. These kingdoms have faced geopolitical pressures in the North Atlantic, especially since the Napoleonic Wars. Together with internal national-liberal pressures of national awakening, calls for self-determination have shaped the development...
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The history of the North Atlantic encompasses the Kingdoms of Norway, Denmark - Norway and Denmark since 1814. These kingdoms have faced geopolitical pressures in the North Atlantic, especially since the Napoleonic Wars. Together with internal national-liberal pressures of national awakening, calls for self-determination have shaped the development...
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The Arctic is marked by urbanization and creation of knowledge societies. We will look at the historic, current and future development of university cities in Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland. Reykjavik is one of the oldest university cities in the Arctic with the first schools in the late 1800s and the University of Iceland in 1911. These inst...
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In this timely new book, international scholars and military professionals come together to explore the strategic consequences of the thawing of the Arctic. Their analyses of efforts by governments and defense, security, and coast guard organizations to address these challenges make timely and urgent reading. Rather than a single national perspecti...
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The world of academia pays considerable attention to the rankings of institutions. These rankings are predominantly based on research and, to some extent, quantifiable elements of teaching. The authors of this paper have benefitted from the privilege of studying at highly ranked and selective institutions or communities: University of Cambridge, Ci...
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This paper analyzes the effect of public and private decisions on university governance on how historic and current American-associated universities in the Middle East have and continue to connect as transnational actors with a multitude of public, private and civil society actors in American society. These universities are the classic missionary u...
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Bertelsen, Rasmus G. (2012) Private Foreign-Affiliated Universities, the State, and Soft Power: The American University of Beirut and the American University in Cairo. Foreign Policy Analysis, doi: 10.1111/j.1743-8594.2011.00163.x This article contributes to the understanding of the soft power of private foreign-affiliated universities and the inte...
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This study addresses the structural, natural and political conditions for formulating and implementing security policy in the Greenland-Iceland-Faroe Islands region. On this basis, the study recommends regional integration and cooperation in a North-Atlantic Security and Surveillance Organization. The region is structurally, naturally and political...

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