Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 184

184 Arctic Yearbook 2014 energy, mineral, transportation, environmental, and security implications of circumpolar economic development. While several international organizations have been founded to support research, policy analysis, and development in this region, few gender and indigenous issues have been integrated into consideration of substantive economic, social, governance, or fiscal policies that have been implemented to date. The marginalization of gender and indigenous issues in (post-)neoliberal policy discourses is accomplished by subsuming gender equality and indigenous rights within the language of economic rationality and ongoing fiscal austerity (Oksala 2013: 37), and by enveloping gender-related claims in economic projects such as social investment in human capital, seemingly universalist concepts tha