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Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

Edited by Anssi Paasi, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland, John Harrison, Department of Geography, Loughborough University and Martin Jones, Centre for City Region Dynamics, Staffordshire University, UK
This new international Handbook provides the reader with 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. Bringing 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 IR studies, this interdisciplinary collection offers fresh, cutting-edge, and contextual insights on the significance of regions and territories in today’s dynamic world.
Extent: 544 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78536 579 9
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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.
‘As a keyword, the region is one of the more difficult ones to define. This fascinating anthology does an admirable job presenting a multi facetted and colourful palette of definitions of and debates on the concept. The Handbook assembles classical and up-to-date, tested and groundbreaking conceptual and empirical writing on the region and regionalism and will serve as an invaluable resource to students of the matter world wide.
– Roger Keil, York University, Canada
Contributors: J. Agnew, B.T. Asheim, S. Ayres, A. Beer, I. Braverman, G. Bristow, J.R. Bryson, I. Calzada, R. Castriota, J. Clark, A. Cochrane, R. Comunian, K.Cox, M. Deciancio, K. Dodds, M. Dunford, L. England, J.N. Entrikin, D. Gibbs, M.R. Glass, J. Harrison, A.D. Hemmings, Y.M. Herrera, R. Huggins, B. Jessop, A.E.G. Jonas, A. Jones, A. Jones, M. Jones, R. Jones, J.M. Kanai, D. Kofanov, D.F. Kogler, W. Liu, J. Loughlin, F. Mattheis, S. Moisio, R. Monte-Mór, C. Nine, A. Paasi, M. Pace, K. Peters, P. Riggirozzi, D. Rwehumbiza, S. Schindler, A. Shirikov, C. Sohn, D. Storey, N.-L. Sum, K. Terlouw, P. Thompson, I. Turok, L. Van Langenhove, A. Whittle


Contents:

Preface

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

Index