The art of governing and everyday resistance: “rationalization” of Sámi reindeer husbandry in Norway since the 1970s

@article{Johnsen2017TheAO,
  title={The art of governing and everyday resistance: “rationalization” of S{\'a}mi reindeer husbandry in Norway since the 1970s},
  author={Kathrine Ivsett Johnsen and Tor A. Benjaminsen},
  journal={Acta Borealia},
  year={2017},
  volume={34},
  pages={1 - 25}
}
ABSTRACT Since the late 1970s, a policy objective in Norway has been to rationalize Sámi reindeer husbandry. Among the government officials, there is, however, a concern that this objective has not been successfully met in West Finnmark due to “too many reindeer” and “too many pastoralists” degrading the pastures and jeopardizing the economy of pastoralism. Engaging with the concepts of “the art of governing” and “everyday resistance”, we examined the state rationalization programme. We… 

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