Article - 9 avril 2017

Globalization as discursive resource legitimating sovereignty: The case of the Canadian Arctic

Mathieu Landriault, Cogent Social Sciences, volume 3, issue 1; 1-10

The material aspects and impacts of globalization has often been studied by scholars. The discursive power of globalization has not been scrutinized to the same extent. The following article wants to address this gap by conceptualizing globalization as a discursive resource used by political actors especially states, to justify actions and legitimize policies. The case of the Canadian Arctic is studied to understand how framing and meaning of globalization popularized in governmental statements played a pivotal role in legitimating further sovereignty assertions.

Globalization as discursive resource legitimating sovereignty: The case of the Canadian Arctic

Mathieu Landriault

Mathieu Landriault

Directeur de l’observatoire de la politique et la sécurité de l’Arctique (OPSA)