EPA 50th Collection

EPA50th Collection


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Professionalisation, activism, and the university: whither `critical geography'?

17th January 2018

Abstract. In this paper I seek to describe, explain, and evaluate three decades of Left geographical change. Now that `critical geography'örather than `radical geography'öhas become the privileged descriptor for Left geographical inquiry, it is argued that this temporal switch of ... Read More

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Spatialities of globalisation

17th January 2018

The focus of this paper is on the theorisation of the spatialities of globalisation. I seek to shift the emphasis away from the currently dominant discourse of scalar and territorial relativisation, towards relational processes and network forms of organisation that ... Read More

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The elusive concept of localization economies: towards a knowledge-based theory of spatial clustering

17th January 2018

A number of possible advantages of industry agglomerationöor spatial clusteringöhave been identified in the research literature, notably those related to shared costs for infrastructure, the build-up of a skilled labour force, transaction efficiency, and knowledge spillovers leading to firm learning ... Read More

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The new mobilities paradigm

17th January 2018

It seems that a new paradigm is being formed within the social sciences, the `new mobilities' paradigm. Read More

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Owner-occupation: at home with a hybrid of money and materials

17th January 2018

This paper is about the changing character of housing assets, owned homes, and perhaps owner-occupiers themselves. Read More

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Industrial linkage and the segmented economy: 1. Some theoretical proposals

17th January 2018

This paper, the first of two, reinterprets linkage studies as part of a geography of business organisations based on the power relationships between different segments of an industrial economy. Read More

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Trajectories of neighborhood change: the case of gentrification

17th January 2018

Our understanding of the comparative dynamics of neighborhood change is relatively undeveloped. Read More

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The political place of locality studies

17th January 2018

In this paper the reasons for studying local areas are examined, and in particular the context of the recent Changing Urban and Regional System Initiative in the United Kingdom. Read More

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Actor-networks and the evolution of economic forms: combining description and explanation in theories of regulation, flexible specialization, and networks

17th January 2018

Declarations of societal shift, economic transition, and the dawning of a new era have now become commonplace in social science, particularly in the analysis of economic forms. Read More

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Blood, thicker than water: interpersonal relations and Taiwanese investment in southern China

17th January 2018

Transnational capitals have not been as footloose as theorists of a new international division of labor have proposed. Read More


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