A new exploration of the impacts of Arctic regimes in such vital areas as nuclear contamination, air pollution, oil and gas extraction, health and climate change. The post-Cold War era has seen an upsurge in interest in Arctic affairs. With new international Arctic regimes at the global and regional level, the northern areas are set to play a more prominent role in the domestic and foreign policies of the Arctic states '¬" not least Russia, the USA and the EU. This volume clearly distinguishes between three key categories of impact: effectiveness, defined as mitigation or removal of specific problems addressed by a regime political mobilization, highlighting changes in the pattern of involvement and influence in decision making on Arctic affairs region building, understood as contributions by Arctic regimes to denser interactive or discursive connectedness among the inhabitants of the region. Empirically, the main focus is on three institutions: the Arctic Council, the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and the Council of the Baltic Sea States. This is essential reading for all students with an interest in Arctic affairs and their impact on global society.Hønneland, Geir is the author of 'International Cooperation And Arctic Governance Regime Effectiveness And Northern Region Building', published 2007 under ISBN 9780415399340 and ISBN 0415399343.