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Regional development in Australia’s biggest state: Western Australia

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By Amma Buckley Senior Research Fellow Humanities Research and Graduate Studies Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Western Australia is the largest state in Australia covering the entire western third of the continent. It is the fourth most populous state representing 11 per cent of the Australian population. Ninety-two per cent of its 2.5 million citizens reside […]

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Kantian meaning behind the Actions of the EU Cohesion Policy

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We – the practitioners, researchers, and students of regional studies – care about making the world a better place to live for all. In our efforts, we aim for a balanced and sustainable development, reducing disparities, social inclusion, and providing equal opportunities for everyone. We conduct research, develop strategies, plans, and policies, because we want […]

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Four years of open access: my experience as editor

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Dr Alasdair Rae reflects on his time editing ‘Regional Studies, Regional Science’. This article was originally published on the Taylor & Francis Editor Resources.  Dr Alasdair Rae is an urban and regional analyst for the Urban Studies and Planning department at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the T&F journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS), […]

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Estimating Networks and Spatial Effects in the Social and Geographical Space

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Introduction The project supported by the MeRSA Grant is going to model the relative impact of spatial location on individual and aggregated measures of well‐being. The research[1] considers the simultaneous relationships between separate components of people’s well-being: health, education and training, work and life balance, economic well-being, social relationship, politics and institutions, safety, subjective wellbeing, […]

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Call for RSA Blog Editor

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 Career development opportunity: Call for RSA Blog Editor The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for its popular Blog which has been running since 2010. The Blog provides a platform for the RSA and its community to share short, engaging articles on research and the latest developments in the field. – https://regionalstudies.org The key […]

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What are the economic impacts of Brexit on the UK’s sectors, regions and cities?

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By Raquel Ortega-Argilés Our ESRC- Brexit priority grant: “What are the economic impacts of Brexit on the UK, its sectors, its cities and its regions” under the UK in a Changing Europe initiative aims to examine in detail the likely impacts of Brexit on the UK’s sectors, regions and cities by using the most detailed […]

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England’s devolution deals do not constitute a move away from traditional patterns of central-local relationships, though they may contain the seeds of change

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That is the conclusion an article titled ‘Territory, Power, Statecraft: Understanding English Devolution’ recently published in Regional Studies. Much recent debate and commentary has been generated by the priorities of the newly-elected metro-mayors and their implications for the sub-national governance of England. But there is a broader question: will they lead to longer-term change in […]

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Lost and Found: Discoverability and the politics of being discovered

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 “…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among […]

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Towards a new international trade environment?

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Just before the end of his first week at the White House, the new US president, Donald Trump signed the withdrawal of his country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, signalling the beginning of an unorthodox era for the international trade politics of USA. He stated that will take all appropriate decisions in order for the United […]

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Regional governance and institutional learning processes and their impact on regional labour markets’ resilience to shocks of refugee immigration: Four case studies in Sweden and Germany

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Introduction This research is financially supported by an MERSA research grant. It investigates linkages between the current programs and activities to foster the integration of refugee immigrants primarily from Syria into labour markets and the experiences in the two countries with refugees from Bosnia after 1992. The basic research questions refer to the relevance of […]

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Metropolization in Mexico

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I am Alejandra Trejo and was recently appointed as RSA Ambassador to Mexico. As an academician interested and engaged in urban and regional issues I am very much willing to contribute to the work of RSA in spreading the word about regional studies activities and promote research and academic activities in Mexico and Latin America. […]

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Without careful management back stage deal making could undermine English devolution

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In the context of English devolution, policy makers need to think more explicitly about the interplay between front stage politics and back stage negotiations. Central government’s purposeful strategy of informal negotiations with very few formal objectives has resulted in a lack of public awareness and low levels of stakeholder support that could derail devolution in […]

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Spatial inequalities, regional polarisation and convergence in CEE

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The current increase in spatial inequalities in Europe, and particularly in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has led to the reconsideration and revival of concepts like “polarisation” and “convergence” in regional economics, economic geography and spatial planning. In contrast to the classical view of these concepts, determined by functionalism and topology, new theoretical and empirical perspectives […]

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New Ideas for Post-2020 Cohesion Policy: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth

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New Ideas for Post-2020 Cohesion Policy: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth As the debate on the direction of the EU and the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework intensifies, there are important questions about how the EU can best deploy its budgetary resources to meet the challenges facing the Union. The current precarious state of European integration […]

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Modelling spatial dependence in mortgage credit models

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Introduction The recent financial crisis in the US has generated concerns about credit contagion, that is, how the deterioration of a borrower’s future ability to honour his/her debt obligations can affect the ability of other borrowers to repay. After the housing credit boom in the mid-2000s, the housing downturn of the late 2000s saw dramatic […]

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Global Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships and the Geopolitics of City-Regions

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RSA members are invited to visit the project blog/website for “Global infrastructure public-private partnerships and the geopolitics of city-regions” at https://gip3cityreg.wordpress.com/ . This 18-month project is funded by a Fellowship Research Grant from the RSA. The Principle Investigator on this project is Andy Jonas, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Hull. The blog/website […]

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Community-led local development: challenges and opportunities

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The EU introduced ‘community-led local development’ (CLLD) in the 2014-2020 programming period, broadening significantly the scope of what was known as the ‘LEADER approach’. Three years into this period significant challenges still face the practitioners and offer opportunities for better interaction and cooperation with the research community.  The evolution of local development in the EU […]

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Gender balance and the RSA

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An invitation to speak at an event is always pleasing and can be a learning opportunity. This was the case when, in May, I was invited to join a panel at a Birkbeck College seminar addressing the role of gender in scholarly community bodies. As I celebrate thirty years with the RSA I reflect that […]

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Hello Possums!

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Those familiar with contemporary British culture would be all too aware that ‘Hello Possums’ is the catch-cry of the entertainment character Dame Edna Everage.  Dame Edna – in reality the actor Barry Humphries – has the unique capacity to cast a critical eye over UK society while simultaneously poking fun at Australia and its presumptions. […]

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The role of the state in building sustainable financial centres: Comparing London, Luxembourg and Singapore

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Sabine Dörry (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and University of Oxford, UK) Report on the Membership Research Grant (MeRSA) funded research project “The role of the state in building sustainable financial centres: Comparing London, Luxembourg and Singapore” Introduction This research is financially supported by an MeRSA Research Grant. It aims at systematising, conceptualising, and […]

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Global trends and an emerging new world order examined in Area development and policy

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Michael Dunford, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Weidong Liu, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Qing Ren, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China ADP Editorial Team   ADP session at the […]

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Responses to Regional and Local Economic Change in New Zealand and Australia

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Etienne Nel; University of Otago; Dunedin; New Zealand RSA Membership Research Grant Holder Introduction Similar to the recent history of many OECD countries, Australia and New Zealand are experiencing the effects of significant population and economic change at the regional and local levels. Processes of selective rural depopulation and economic decline, the generally modest demographic […]

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101 Innovations in Scholarly Communications and what they mean for you

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Michael Taster, University of Sheffield, UK At a time when the Regional Studies Association and its members are coming to terms with the fallout from Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Events, which have challenged the legitimacy of ‘expert’ academic knowledge and ushered in a supposed era of post-truth (raising the obvious question, was […]

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Housing policy proposals are ‘just tinkering with the problem’

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Duncan Bowie, Chair of the RSA London and South East Branch There is now a deep crisis in housing supply in many parts of England. The response unfortunately is far short of what’s needed. Policy proposals championed by Government and many commentators are either just tinkering with the problem, or will exacerbate the situation. We […]

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