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Nikolas Sellheim

Nikolas Sellheim

Editor, Polar Record

Nikolas Sellheim's primary legal anthropological research deals with the marine mammal hunt in the Arctic and sub-Arctic.

Biography

Prior to his role as Editor of Polar Record, Nikolas Sellheim worked for the CAFF Working Group of the Arctic Council in Akureyri, Iceland, and for the international secretariat of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) in Rovaniemi, Finland. Before becoming an legal scholar, Sellheim worked as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary practice in Berlin, Germany.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Laws (2016)
  • MA Polar Law (2011)
  • BA Scandinavian Studies (2009)
  • BA Circumpolar Studies (2009)
  • Diploma Arctic Studies (2008)

Research

My research interests are:

  • Local communities in Arctic law
  • Marine mammal hunting and coastal cultures
  • Legal anthropology
  • The expressive character of law

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Sellheim, N. Legislating the blind spot. The EU seal regime and the Newfoundland seal hunt. Doctoral dissertation. Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. Narrating the 'other' - Challenging Inuit sustainability through the European sealing debate. Hossain, K. and A. Petrétei (eds.). Understanding the Many Faces of Security: Perspectives of Northern Indigenous Peoples. Leiden: Brill (2016): 56-73.
  • Sellheim, N. Black and Viking metal: how two extreme music genres depict, construct and transfigure the (sub-)Arctic. Polar Record (2016). doi:10.1017/S0032247416000280
  • Sellheim, N. The legal question of morality: Seal hunting and the European moral standard. Social & Legal Studies (Online first) (2016): doi:10.1177/0964663915624343.
  • Sellheim, N. Seal hunting in the Arctic States. An analysis of legislative frameworks, incentives and histories. The Yearbook of Polar Law VII (2015), 188-224.
  • Sellheim, N. Morality, practice and economy in a commercial sealing community, Arctic Anthropology 52 (1) (2015): 71-90.
  • Sellheim, N. A legal framework for sealing in the Arctic. Loukacheva, N. (ed.). Polar Law and Resources. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers (2015), 109-118.
  • Sellheim, N. Early sealing regimes: The Bering Sea fur seal regime vis-à-vis Finnish-Soviet fishing and sealing agreements, Polar Record (FirstView) (2015): doi: 10.1017/S0032247415000236.
  • Sellheim, N. 'Direct and individual concern' for Newfoundland's sealing industry? - When a legal concept and empirical data collide. The Yearbook of Polar Law VI (2015), 466-496.
  • Sellheim, N. Policies and influence - Tracing and locating the EU seal products trade regulation. International Community Law Review 17 (1) (2015), 3-36.
  • Sellheim, N. The right not to be indigenous - Seal utilization in Newfoundland. In: Heininen, L., H. Exner-Pirot and J. Plouffe (eds.). Arctic Yearbook 2014. Akureyri: Northern Research Forum (2014), 546-552.
  • Sellheim, N. The goals of the EU seal products trade regulation: from effectiveness to consequence. Polar Record 51 (258) (2015), 274-289.
  • Sellheim, N. The neglected tradition? - The genesis of the EU seal products trade ban and commercial sealing. The Yearbook of Polar Law V (2013), 417-450.
  • Sellheim, N. The reflection of multilateral agreements (MEAs) in the Barents environmental cooperation. Arctic Review on Law and Politics 3 (2012). 218-243.
  • Sellheim, N. Problem-solving capabilities, goal-attainment and effectiveness of the Barents environmental cooperation. The Yearbook of Polar Law IV (2012), 519-539.
  • Koivurova, T., K. Kokko, S. Duyck, N. Sellheim and A. Stepien. The present and future competences of the European Union in the Arctic. Polar Record 48 (4) (2012), 361-371.
  • Sellheim, N. The Establishment of a Permanent Arctic Council Secretariat: Challenges and Opportunities. In: Axworthy, T. S., T. Koivurova and W. Hasanat (eds.). The Arctic Council: Its Place in the Future of Arctic Governance. Toronto: Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program (2012), 60-82.
  • Koivurova, T., K. Kokko, S. Duyck, N. Sellheim and A. Stepien EU competencies affecting the Arctic. Brussels: European Parliament (2011).
  • Cavalieri, S., E. McGlynn, S. Stoessel, F. Stuke, M. Bruckner, C. Polzin, T. Koivurova, N. Sellheim, A. Stepien, K. Hossain, S. Duyck and A. E. Nilsson. EU Arctic footprint and policy assessment. Berlin: Ecologic Institute (2010).
  • Sellheim, N. The tradition and the state. Sámi reindeer husbandry and the forestry challenge in northern Finland. Lögfræđingur 4 (1) (2010), 75-87.

Book reviews

  • Sellheim, N. The continent of international law. Explaining agreement design. Barbara Koremenos. 2016. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. Hakapik. Yoanis Menge. 2016. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. The ice is melting. Ethics in the Arctic. Magne Helgesen, Kim Holmén and Ole Arve Misund (editors). Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. Whaling and international law. Malgosia Fitzmaurice. 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. International relations in the Arctic. Norway and the struggle for power in the new north. Leif Christian Jensen. 2016. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. The new Arctic. Brigitta Evengård, Joan Nymand Larsen and Øyvind Paasche (editors). 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim. N. Diplomacy on ice. Energy and the environment in the Arctic and Antarctic. Rebecca Pincus and Saleem H. Ali (editors). 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. Antarctica in international law. Ben Saul and Tim Stephens (editors). 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. Rethinking Greenland and the Arctic in the era of climate change. New northern horizons. Frank Sejersen. 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. International law and politics of the Arctic Ocean. Essays in honour of Donat Pharand. Suzanne Lalonde and Ted. L. McDorman (editors). 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. Security and sovereignty in the North Atlantic. Lassi Heininen (editor). 2014. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. Russia and the Arctic. Environment, identity and foreign policy. Geir Hønneland. 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2016).
  • Sellheim, N. A history of the Arctic. Nature, exploration and exploitation. John McCannon. 2012. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. The last of the ice hunters. An oral history of the Newfoundland seal hunt. Shannon Ryan. 2014. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. Leaving for the seal hunt. The life of a swiler. John Gillett. 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. Fishing for a solution. Canada's fisheries relations with the European Union, 1977-2013. Donald Barry , Bob Applebaum and Earl Wiseman. 2014. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. Future Arctic. Field notes from a world on the edge. Edward Struzik. 2015. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. Indigene Völker in der Weltgesellschaft. Die kulturelle Identität der grönländischen Inuit im Spannungsfeld von Natur und Kultur [Indigenous peoples in the global society. The cultural identity of Greenlandic Inuit in the area of conflict of nature and culture]. Frank Sowa. 2014. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. International governance of the Arctic marine environment. With particular emphasis on high seas fisheries. Lilly Weidemann. 2014. Polar Record FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. The postcolonial North Atlantic. Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Lill-Ann Körber and Ebbe Volquardsen (editors). 2014. Polar Record, FirstView Articles. (2015). 4
  • Sellheim, N. The Arctic in the Anthropocene. Emerging research questions. Henry P. Huntington and Stephanie Pfirman (eds.). 2014. Polar Record, FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. Lashipa. History of large scale resource exploitation in polar areas. Louwrens Hacquebord (eds.). 2012. Polar Record, FirstView Articles. (2015).
  • Sellheim, N. Living with environmental change - Waterworlds. Kirsten Hastrup and Cecilie Rubow (eds.). 2014. Polar Record, FirstView Articles. (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Arctic politics, the law of the sea and Russian identity. The Barents Sea delimitation agreement in public Russian debate. Geir Hønneland. 2014. Polar Record, FirstView Articles. (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. The dream of the north. A cultural history to 1920. Peter Fjågesund. 2014. Polar Record, FirstView Articles. (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Marine protected areas for whales, dolphins and porpoises. Erich Hoyt. 2011. Polar Record, FirstView Articles. (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Polar oceans governance in an era of environmental change. Tim Stephens and David VanderZwaag (eds.). 2014. Polar Record, FirstView Articles. (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. The law of the sea and the polar regions. Erik J. Molenaar, Alex G. Oude Elferink and Donald R. Rothwell (eds.). 2013. Polar Record 50 (4) (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Polar geopolitics? Knowledges, resources and legal regimes. Richard C. Powell and Klaus Dodds (eds.). 2014. Polar Record 50 (4). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Arctic opening: insecurity and opportunity. Christian Le Mière and Jeffrey Mazo. 2013. Polar Record 50 (3). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. The fast changing Arctic: rethinking Arctic security for a warmer world. Barry Scott Zellen (ed.). 2013. Polar Record 50 (3). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Environmental and human security in the Arctic. Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Dawn R. Bazely, Marina Golviznina and Andrew J. Tanentzap (eds.). 2013. Polar Record 50 (3). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. International law and the Arctic. Michael Byers. 2013. Polar Record 50 (2). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Making fishery agreements work: post-agreement bargaining in the Barents Sea. Geir Hønneland. 2013. Polar Record 50 (2). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Science, geopolitics and culture in the polar region. Sverker Sörlin (ed.). 2013. NORDEUROPAForum 2013. (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Canada and the changing Arctic - sovereignty, security and stewardship. Franklyn Griffiths, Rob Huebert and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. 2011. Polar Record 50 (2). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. Shipweck at Cape Flora: the expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's forgotten arctic explorer. P. J. Capelotti. 2013. Polar Record 50 (1). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. The yearbook of polar law, vol. 3. Gudmundur Alfredsson, Timo Koivurova and Kamrul Hossain (eds.). 2011. Polar Record 50 (1). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. The yearbook of polar law, vol. 2. Gudmundur Alfredsson, Timo Koivurova and Natalia Loukacheva (eds.). 2010. Polar Record 50 (1). (2014)
  • Sellheim, N. Arctic yearbook 2012. Lassi Heininen, Heather Exner-Pirot and Joël Plouffe. Polar Record 50 (1). (2014).
  • Sellheim, N. The Arctic calls - Finland, the European Union and the Arctic region. Markku Heikkilä and Marjo Laukkanen. 2013. Polar Record 49 (4). (2013).
  • Sellheim, N. Globalization and the circumpolar north. Lassi Heininen and Chris Southcott (eds.). 2010. Polar Record 49 (3). (2013).
  • Sellheim, N. Spitsbergen - Svalbard: a complete guide around the Arctic archipelago. Rolf Stange. 2012. Polar Record 49 (3). (2013).
  • Sellheim, N. What holds the Arctic together? Cécile Pelaudeix, Alain Faure and Robert Griffith (eds.). 2012. Polar Record 49 (2). (2013).
  • Sellheim, N. Logbuch Arktis - der Raum, die Interessen und das Recht. Manfred Sapper, Volker Weichsel, Christoph Humrich (eds.). 2011. Polar Record 48 (4). (2012).
  • Sellheim, N. Der neue Norden - die Arktis und der Traum vom Aufbruch. Matthias Hannemann. 2010. Polar Record 48 (4). (2012).
  • Sellheim, N. Borderland Russians. Identity, narrative and international relations. Geir Hønneland. 2010. Polar Record 48 (4). (2012)

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