Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories


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This major international Handbook offers the most up-to-date and original viewpoints on critical debates relating to the rapidly transforming geographies of regions and territories, as well as related key concepts such as place, scale, networks and regionalism.

This interdisciplinary Handbook brings together renowned specialists who have extensively theorized these spatial concepts and contributed to rich empirical research in disciplines such as geography, sociology, political science and international relations. It offers fresh, cutting-edge, and contextual insights on the significance of regions and territories in today’s dynamic world.

This is a timely and vital resource for both students and researchers of human geography and regional studies. Political geographers and international relations scholars will also benefit from reading the Handbook as it offers a comprehensive yet accessible examination of the geography of regions and territories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785365799
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/27/2018
Series: Research Handbooks in Geography Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 6.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by Anssi Paasi, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland, John Harrison, Department of Geography, Loughborough University and Martin Jones, Professor of Human Geography and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University, UK

Table of Contents



1. New Consolidated Regional Geographies

Anssi Paasi, John Harrison and Martin Jones

Part I History, Theory and Key Concepts

2. Evolution of the Regional Concept

John Agnew

3. Territory and Territoriality

David Storey

4. Geography of Experience: Place and Region

J. Nicholas Entrikin

5. Scale and Territory, and the Difference Capitalism Makes

Kevin Cox

6. New Regionalism

Gillian Bristow

7. Relational Thinking and the Region

Allan Cochrane

8. The TPSN Schema: Moving Beyond Territories and Regions

Bob Jessop

Part II Region, Territory and Economy

9. Economic Regionalization

Andrew Jones

10. Regional Innovation and Growth Theory: Behavioural and Institutional Approaches

Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson

11. Learning Regions – a Strategy for Economic Development in Less Developed Regions?

Bjørn T. Asheim

12. Divisions of Labour, Technology and the Transformation of Work: Worker to Robot or Self-employment and the Gig Economy?

John R. Bryson

13. The Geography of Knowledge Creation: Technological Relatedness and Regional Smart Specialization Strategies

Dieter F. Kogler and Adam Whittle

14. Creative Regions: from Creative Place-making to Creative Human Capital

Roberta Comunian and Lauren England

15. Sustainable Regions

David Gibbs

Part III Region, Politics and Identity

16. Territory and Governance

John Loughlin

17. Territorial Rights and Justice

Cara Nine

18. Regional Governance and Democracy

Sarah Ayres

19. Political Regionalism: Devolution, Metropolitanization and the Right to Decide

Igor Calzada

20. Regions and Cultural Representation

Rhys Jones

21. Regional Identities: Quested and Questioned

Kees Terlouw

22. Military-to-Wildlife Geographies: Bureaucracies of Cleanup and Conservation in Vieques

Irus Braverman

Part IV Urbanization and New Forms of Spatiality

23. City-Regions and City-Regionalism

Sami Moisio and Andrew E.G. Jonas

24. Cross-Border Regions

Christophe Sohn

25. Comparing Regionalism at Supra-National Level from the Perspective of a Statehood Theory of Regions

Luk van Langenhove

26. Regional Urbanization: Emerging Approaches and Debates

J. Miguel Kanai and Seth Schindler

27. Extended Urbanization: Implications for Urban and Regional Theory

Roberto Monte-Mór and Rodrigo Castriota

28. The Twenty-first Century Rediscovery of Regional Planning in the Global South

Seth Schindler, J. Miguel Kanai and Deusdedit Rwehumbiza

29. African Urbanization: Will Compact Cities Deliver Shared and Sustainable Prosperity?

Ivan Turok

Part V Regions and Regionalisms in Contexts

30. The ‘Europe of the Regions’

Julian Clark and Alun Jones

31. Mediterranean ‘Regionalism’

Michelle Pace

32. Sovereignty and Regionalism in Eurasia

Dmitrii Kofanov, Anton Shirikov and Yoshiko M. Herrera

33. Chinese regionalism

Michael Dunford and Weidong Liu

34. The Production of a Trans-Regional Scale: China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ Imaginary

Ngai-Ling Sum

35. Australasian Regionalism

Andrew Beer

36. African Regionalism

Frank Mattheis

37. North American Regionalism

Michael R. Glass

38. Region Building, Autonomy and Regionalism in South America

Pia Riggirozzi and Melisa Deciancio

39. Arctic and Antarctic Regionalism

Klaus Dodds and Alan D. Hemmings

40. Ocean Regions

Kimberley Peters


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