Arctic Yearbook 2015 - Page 247

Role of the Arctic Council Chairmanship Malgorzata Smieszek & Paula Kankaanpää In spite of its arguable relevance the question of the role of the chair in the Arctic Council (AC) has until now received relatively little academic attention. When in 2013 Canada assumed the AC chairmanship, which rotates on the biennial basis among the Council’s Members, the Arctic Council entered the second round of chairmanships, with the first one being over after sixteen years si