This paper explores the interactions and processes that empower researchers to qualify and change ... Read more
This paper explores the interactions and processes that empower researchers to qualify and change research questions during fieldwork. Turning to the concepts of reflexivity, reflection-in-action, reflection-on-action gives a valuable understanding of the processes that qualify research projects while they are happening. Reporting on two separate fieldwork studies in Greenland, the paper explores how the researchers respond to unfolding events in the two different Greenlandic contexts. Study A) investigated homelessness in Tasiilaq but changed direction to embrace new national and local developments. A unique opportunity arose due to a broadcast sent via Denmark’s Radio. Consequently, the researcher in the field responded by broadening the interview guide and scope of the study. Study B) discusses how leadership unfolds in fish processing factories in Nuuk and Maniitsoq. The researcher emerged in everyday organisational life, observing day-to-day activities based on participant observations, shadowing, conversations, and interviews.
Hydrocarbon activity can be both harmful and hazardous. It is harmful if, in the course of normal ... Read more
Hydrocarbon activity can be both harmful and hazardous. It is harmful if, in the course of normal operations, it damages its surrounding environment and/or the interests of other states. States and operators should implement a number of technical measures to ensure that the impacts remain below the legally relevant threshold of ‘significant’ harm. However, hydrocarbon activities are also inherently hazardous because there is always a risk of a low probability-high impact accident, e.g., an oil spill or an explosion. The harsh conditions of the Arctic coupled with its sensitive biodiversity mean that activities in the Arctic are more hazardous than in more temperate parts of the World.
This paper addresses three themes to clarify the rights and responsibilities of states pursuing offshore hydrocarbon development in the Arctic: international law regarding permanent sovereignty and constraints to protect the environment, the interests of other states and the rights of indigenous and other peoples; the role and limitations of the Arctic Council; and the challenge of indigenous sovereignty and indigenous rights.
Presentation of work in progress: Research project about new solutions for teacher education as d ... Read more
Presentation of work in progress: Research project about new solutions for teacher education as distance education in Greenland.
This symposium report provides a brief overview of the six programmes and studies on parental edu ... Read more
This symposium report provides a brief overview of the six programmes and studies on parental education and maternal health services within the circumpolar region presented in the symposium “parental education” at the 17th International Congress of Circumpolar Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2018.
Under indtryk af en stigende andel af ældre i befolkningen er rehabilitering på vej til at blive ... Read more
Under indtryk af en stigende andel af ældre i befolkningen er rehabilitering på vej til at blive en del af kommunernes tilbud. Ikke kun som en opgave for ergo- og fysioterapeuter, men som en tværfaglig opgave, også for det omsorgsfaglige personale. Denne artikel diskuterer forskellige tilgange til rehabilitering og deres konsekvenser for brugerne. Artiklen er en bearbejdning af et oplæg holdt på ICCH-konferencen i august i år og bygger på materiale fra et projekt om rehabilitering i hjemmeplejen i Nuuk, som blev gennemført i 2017.