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Island Studies as a Decolonial Project

Nadarajah & Grydehøj, Island Studies Journal, 2016

Keywords: colonialism, decolonial project, decolonization, indigenous peoples, island studies, neocolonialism

The Eco-Island Trap: Climate Change Mitigation and Conspicuous Sustainability

Grydehøj & Kelman, Area, 2016

DOI: 10.1111/area.12300

Keywords: Islands, climate change mitigation, conspicuous sustainability, renewable energy, sustainability, ecotourism

Navigating the Binaries of Island Independence and Dependence in

Greenland: Decolonisation, Political Culture, and Strategic Services

Grydehøj, Political Geography, 55, 102-112, 2016

DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.09.001

Keywords: Decolonisation, Greenland, independence movements, island studies, strategic services, subnational island jurisdictions (SNIJs)

Island Smart Eco-Cities: Innovation, Secessionary Enclaves, and the Selling of Sustainability

Grydehøj & Kelman, Urban Island Studies, 2, 2016

DOI: 10.20958/uis.2016.1

Keywords: Eco-cities, innovation, island cities, smart cities, smart eco-cities, secessionary enclaves, sustainable cities

Toward Subnational Democracies of Scale: Tensions between Democratic Legitimacy, Legality, and Effective Governance

Grydehøj, Geopolitics, 21(1), 22-42, 2016

DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2015.1114918

Keywords: Democracy, governance, Greenland, islands, Shetland, subnational island jurisdictions (SNIJs), Tresco (Isles of Scilly)

Making Ground, Losing Space: Land Reclamation and Urban Public Space in Island Cities

Grydehøj, Urban Island Studies, 1, 96-117, 2015

DOI: 10.20958/uis.2015.6

Keywords: accumulation by dispossession, island cities, land reclamation, public space, urban development, urban space

Island City Formation and Urban Island Studies

Grydehøj, Area, 47(4), 429-435, 2015

DOI: 10.1111/area.12207

Keywords: Island cities, urban studies, urban island studies, city formation, urbanisation, spatiality

(Original version of article)

Returning from the Horizon: Introducing Urban island Studies

Grydehøj et al., Urban Island Studies, 1, 1-19, 2015

DOI: 10.20958/uis.2015.1

Keywords: island cities, island studies, urbanisation, urban island studies, urban studies

Politics of Technology in the Informal Governance of Destructive Fishing in Spermonde, Indonesia

Grydehøj & Nurdin, GeoJournal


Keywords: Politics of technology, informal governance, science and technology studies, destructive fishing, patron-client relationships

(Original version of article)

Informal Governance through Patron–Client Relationships and Destructive Fishing in Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia

Nurdin & Grydehøj, Journal of Marine and Island Cultures, 3(2), 54-59, 2015


Keywords: Patron-client relationships, informal governance, destructive fishing practices, environmental protection, Indonesia, biocultural diversity

Guest Editorial Introduction: Understanding Island Cities

Grydehøj, Island Studies Journal, 9(2),183-190, 2014

Keywords: island cities, island spatiality, island studies, urban archipelagos, urban development, urban studies

Constructing a Centre on the Periphery: Urbanization and Urban Design in the Island City of Nuuk, Greenland

Grydehøj, Island Studies Journal, 9(2), 205-222, 2014

Keywords: centre-periphery relationships, Denmark, Greenland, island cities, Nuuk, urbanization, urban design

Accidental and Ideal Island Cities: Islanding Processes and Urban Design in Belize City and the Urban Archipelagos of Europe

Pigou-Dennis & Grydehøj, Island Studies Journal, 9(2), 259-276, 2014

Keywords: Belize City, ideal cities, land reclamation, island cities, urban archipelagos, urban design

Goals, Capabilities, and Instruments of Paradiplomacy by Subnational Jurisdictions

Grydehøj, Paradiplomacy, 10-20, Centre Maurits Coppieters, 2014

(Original Version of Article)

Social and Economic Effects of Spatial Distribution in Island Communities: Comparing the Isles of Scilly and Isle of Wight, UK

Grydehøj & Hayward, Journal of Marine and Island Cultures, 3(1), 9-19, 2014


Keywords: spatial distribution and development, peripheral economies, subnational island jurisdictions, archipelagos, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight

Captain Calamity’s Sovereign State of Forvik: Micronations and the Failure of Cultural Nationalism

Grydehøj, Shima, 8(1), 34-48, 2014

Keywords: Micronations, Forvik, cultural nationalism, Shetland, independence movements

Informal Diplomacy in Norway’s Svalbard Policy: The Intersection of Local Community Development and Arctic International Relations

Grydehøj, Global Change, Peace & Security, 26(1), 41-54, 2014

DOI: 10.1080/14781158.2014.856290

Keywords: Arctic international relations, informal diplomacy, Svalbard, Norway, scientific diplomacy, community development

(Official Version of Article)

Ethnicity and the Origins of Local Identity in Shetland, UK—Part I: Picts, Vikings, Fairies, Finns, and Aryans

Grydehøj, Journal of Marine and Island Cultures, 2(1), 39-48, 2013

DOI: 10.1016/j.imic.2013.06.001

Keywords: islands, Orkney and Shetland, Vikings, ethnicity, racial anthropology, Aryans

Ethnicity and the Origins of Local Identity in Shetland, UK–Part II: Picts, Vikings, Fairies, Finns, and Aryans

Grydehøj, Journal of Marine and Island Cultures, 2(2), 107-114, 2013

DOI: 10.1016/j.imic.2013.10.003

Keywords: Islands, Orkney and Shetland, Vikings, fairies, Aryans, ethnicity and racial anthropology

Challenges to Local Government Innovation: Legal and Institutional Impediments to the Exercise of Innovative Economic Development Policy by Subnational Jurisdictions

Grydehøj, European Journal of Spatial Development, 50, 1-21, 2013

Keywords: Local government innovation, economic development policy, multilevel governance, European Union, good governance, Shetland

(Official Version of Article)

Opportunities for Local Development in a Nationally Contested Arctic: When Nordic Communities Engage with Asian Economies

Grydehøj, Baltic Rim Economies: Quarterly Review, 2, 18, 2013

Keywords: Arctic, China, Svalbard, Norway, governance, international relations, paradiplomacy, geopolitics, international relations

(Official Version of Article)

The Globalization of the Arctic: Negotiating Sovereignty and Building Communities in Svalbard, Norway

Grydehøj, Grydehøj, and Ackrén, Island Studies Journal, 7(1), 99-118, 2012

Keywords: Arctic, China, governance, international relations, islands, Norway, Russia, sovereignty, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Making the Most of Smallness: Economic Policy in Microstates and Sub-National Island Jurisdictions

Grydehøj, Space and Polity, 15(3), 183-196, 2011

DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2011.692578

Keywords: Microstates, subnational island jurisdictions, SNIJs, islands, economic policy, small economic size, core competencies, Shetland, tourism policy, place branding, competitive advantage, innovative capacity

(Official Version of Article)

Autonomy Initiatives and Quintessential Englishness on the Isle of Wight

Grydehøj & Hayward, Island Studies Journal, 6(2), 179-202, 2011

Keywords: autonomy, Englishness, islands, Isle of Wight, local identity, nationalism, politics, tourism

Negotiating Heritage and Tradition: Identity and Cultural Tourism in Ærø, Denmark

Grydehøj, Journal of Heritage Tourism, 7(2), 1-14, 2011

DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2011.632484

Keywords: Ærø, islands, cultural tourism, heritage, tradition, Denmark

(Offical Version of Article)

It’s a Funny Thing That They Were All Bad Men: Cultural Conflict and Integrated Tourism Policy in Shetland, UK

Grydehøj, International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 1(2), 125-139, 2011

Keywords: Shetland, islands, place branding, local identity, immigration, cultural conflict, tourism policy, brand messages, heritage development, paradiplomacy, local communities

(Official Version of Article)

Uninherited Heritage: Community Reaction to Heritage without Inheritors in Shetland, Åland, and Svalbard

Grydehøj, International Journal of Heritage Studies, 16(1–2), 77–89, 2010

Keywords: heritage, islands, tourism, Shetland, Åland, Svalbard

(Official Version of Article)

Historiography of Picts, Vikings, Scots, and Fairies and Its Influence on Shetland’s Twenty-First Century Economic Development

Grydehøj, PhD Thesis, University of Aberdeen, 2009

Branding from Above: Generic Cultural Brand Development in Shetland and Other Island Communities

Grydehøj, Island Studies Journal, 3(2), 175–198, 2008

Keywords: branding, identity, islands, marketing, Shetland, tourism

Nothing But a Shepherd and His Dog: Social and Economic Effects of Depopulation in Fetlar, Shetland

Grydehøj, Shima, 2(2), 56–72, 2008

Keywords: Fetlar, Shetland, depopulation, economic development

(Official Version of Article)

The Dead Began to Speak: Past and Present Belief in Fairies, Ghosts, and the Supernatural

Grydehøj, BA Thesis, The Evergreen State College, 2006