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Settlements at the Edge

Settlements at the Edge

Remote Human Settlements in Developed Nations

New Horizons in Regional Science series

Edited by Andrew Taylor, Dean B. Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Lee Huskey, Rasmus O. Rasmussen and Gertrude Saxinger

Settlements at the Edge examines the evolution, characteristics, functions and shifting economic basis of settlements in sparsely populated areas of developed nations. With a focus on demographic change, the book features theoretical and applied cases which explore the interface between demography, economy, well-being and the environment. This book offers a comprehensive and insightful knowledge base for understanding the role of population in shaping the development and histories of northern sparsely populated areas of developed nations including Alaska (USA), Australia, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Finland and other nations with territories within the Arctic Circle.

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Edited by Andrew Taylor, Dean B. Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Lee Huskey, Rasmus O. Rasmussen and Gertrude Saxinger

Subjects: geography, human geography, population studies, urban and regional studies, regional studies

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Aboriginal settlements 246–65 entrepreneurship, see entrepreneurship and innovation geographic/demographic context 27, 254–8 Australia (remote or very remote) 255, 256, 257 Canada 255, 256–7 mixed-markets 258–60 art 259 beyond homogeneous classifications 252–4 community researchers 259–60 rangers 258, 261, 264 place-based planning and 128–9 social enterprise in Canada cooperatives 260–61 data 248, 249, 262, 264 McMurtry and Brouard’s taxonomy 261 qualitative characteristics 260 service delivery 262 western data methods homogeneous classification 251 inadequacies 248, 249, 262, 264 and multi-disciplinary approach 249–50 not reflecting Aboriginal laws and customs 246–8 qualitative ‘bridge’ needed 262–4 theories of Homo economicus 250–52 see also entrepreneurship and innovation; land rights of Indigenous populations African migrant networks 85–6 age patterns 106, 117, 188–91, 281–3, 297, 302, 305–6, 326 ‘ageing in place’ 67 used as signifiers of ‘decline’ 428–9 Alaska 25, 28 Anchorage, see Anchorage earthquake (1964) 37–8 Indigenous population demographic profile 216 land rights of Indigenous populations 207, 208–10 claims and title 216 claims legislation 43–4, 208–9 comparison with Northern Territories 215–17 employment 216 native corporation approach 210–11 population patterns 209, 216 resource extraction and commerce 40, 209, 210, 384 transport systems 209 Nome, Kotzebue and Barrow 41–4, 386 Alessa, L. 390 Alice Springs 84–6, 91 Anadyr 385–6 Anchorage 25, 26, 28, 33–41 early history 34–5 economic diversification 38–40 government disaster rescue 36–8 military economy 35–6 oil 40...