The Regional Studies Blog

2 Apr 2019

What we talk about when we talk about depopulation

Rachel Franklin is Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University, and is a plenary speaker for the 2019 RSA Annual Conference. Her […]

28 Mar 2019

Gender bias in peer review – Opening up the black box II

In their previous post, Alex Holmes and Sally Hardy examined the results of research undertaken by the Regional Studies Association on the relationship between author gender and peer review outcomes in their flagship journal Regional Studies. Digging deeper into these findings, in this post, they assess […]

22 Mar 2019

Three Imaginaries of The Urban Now

John Rennie Short is a Professor in the School of Public Policy. He is author of 48 books, and many papers in a range of academic journals His work is translated into Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. His essays […]

8 Mar 2019

Gender bias in peer review – opening up the black box

Gender bias in peer review has been much discussed in the wider research community. However, there have been few attempts to analyse the issue within the social sciences. To celebrate International Women’s Day, this post by Alex Holmes and Sally […]

28 Feb 2019

Brexit: A Divorce Like Few Others

Article provided by Anna Kucirkova. Even if you’re a casual follower of the news, no doubt over the past couple of years you’ve seen a story or two about Brexit. Short for Britain Exit, Brexit is the messy divorce between the […]

21 Feb 2019

European Industrial Concentration

Bruno D. Castanheira works with the European Commission in securing the Union’s financial interests, having previously worked to improve implementation of Regional Policy. His research to stabilise European Economic Integration explored new approaches to Regional Policy and the role of […]

13 Feb 2019

President’s Address: The Challenge and Opportunities of Turbulent Times

The following is an extract from the RSA 2016 Presidential Address. Professor Ron Martin, President of RSA, is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests include the geographies of labour markets; regional development and competitiveness; […]

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