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The RSA on tour- Antofagasta, Chile

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It’s great to be part of the RSA as I have the opportunity to visit some amazing places. In December last year, I went on RSA tour to Chile to visit our recently appointed ambassador Miguel Atienza. Miguel is working at the Facultad de Economía y Administración at the Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta […]

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Will the reversal of globalisation promote the revival of regions?

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Professor Ivan Turok, Executive Director of the Economic Performance and Development Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa Editor-in-Chief, Regional Studies Email: iturok@hsrc.ac.za A series of extraordinary challenges and risks are coming together and causing great uncertainty across the world. The anaemic and unbalanced recovery from the 2008 financial crisis has produced turbulent international markets. The instability coincides […]

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Call for RSA Blog Editor

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Call for RSA Blog Editor The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for the RSA Blog. The RSA Blog has been running since 2010 and provides a platform for the RSA and its community to share short, engaging articles on research and the latest developments in the field. The writing style is […]

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Regions in the ‘Post Truth’ Era – Protest, Protectionism and the Lost Social Contract

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Andrew Beer, Dean, Research & Innovation at UniSA Business School , Australia   Chair of the Regional Studies Association   Regions in the ‘Post Truth’ Era – Protest, Protectionism and the Lost Social Contract Recently, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported that confidence in the nation’s democracy was at a record low as voters have […]

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Call for Papers for Early Career Papers – Regional Studies, Regional Science – OA Journal

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The new Regional Studies Association open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science, has a section specifically devoted to Early Career Papers which focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers to make their research accessible to a wider audience. Articles in the Early Career Papers Section will have a regional focus and […]

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Devolution to English cities is not sustainable without greater transparency and legitimacy in decision making.

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This is a guest post by Dr Sarah Ayres, Chair of the Political Studies Research Commission, Regional Studies Association Board Member and Reader in Public Policy and Governance at the University of Bristol. The post presents in shord the findings and recommendations of the project Examining the role of ‘informal governance’ on devolution to England’s cities. Follow the link for […]

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Mentoring and support on a PhD studentship

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An interview with the current ESRC White Rose DTC Collaborative PhD research student Michael Taster is a current PhD research student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. He is the current recipient of the ESRC White Rose DTC Collaborative PhD Studentship from the University of Sheffield co-sponsored by […]

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The RSA in 2015 – where do we stand?

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The year 2015 represented an important year the Regional Studies Association. This year we celebrated the 50th year of activity, and as the year comes to a close it is important that we look back and acknowledge the achievements of the RSA since its inception in 1965, and assess where the Association stands in our […]

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Sharing your research findings, boosting your career: The win-win relation between early careers, social media and open access publishing

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This is a guest post by RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in strategic spatial planning & place branding at the Department of Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. To find out more about Eduardo: Academic Publications – LinkedIn – Presentations – Blog – RSA Student Representative I have been recently challenged by the editorial team of the Regional Studies, […]

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Housing the Knowledge Economy in China: An Examination of Housing Provision in Support of Science Parks (Forthcoming article in Urban Studies)

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This is a guest post by Julie Tian Miao, the RSA’s Early Career Representative. Julie Miao is a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Development at Glasgow University, and Glasgow-Nankai Postgraduate School in China.  The paper I am summarising today reports the first stage findings from my Regional Studies Association (RSA) Early Career Grant [November 2013 round], […]

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From proposal to published paper: the mentored route to a publication in Regional Studies, Regional Science

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This is a guest post by RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in strategic spatial planning & place branding at the Department of Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. I am quite sure that the readers of this blog and my fellow colleagues are aware of the myriad of publications […]

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Research Funding Forthcoming Deadlines. Apply now and receive support to develop your career and opportunities!

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As part of the Regional Studies Association‘s 50th anniversary new funding schemes and increased funding for Research Networks have been agreed. By offering these, the Association is seeking to raise the profile of regional research and its contribution if appropriate, to policy and practice. Research awards will be judged on the basis of the excellence […]

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Call for papers – RSA workshop on the EU Cohesion Policy: Focus on The Territorial Dimension

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WORKSHOP FOCUS In just 24 years (1989-2013), the EU Cohesion Policy has shifted its main strategic intervention goals several times. In short, while in earlier times a stronger focus was put on (i) improving human capital; (ii) supporting companies; and (iii) building and modernizing physical infrastructures, the present development paradigm, expressed in the Europe 2020 […]

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Call for Territory, Politics, Governance Co-Editor

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint a co-editor with expertise in urban and political geographies of the global south to join the editorial team of John Agnew, Michael Keating, Martin Jones, Walter Nicholls, Bae-Gyoon Park and Justus Uitermark on the journal Territory, Politics, Governance, published by Routledge. Territory, Politics, Governance is an interdisciplinary journal committed to the development of theory and research […]

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Last chance: submit your abstract for China Conference 2015

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Between 25 and 27 November, 2015 the RSA Conference in China will take place in Hangzhou, China. The conference is built around “Harmonious Development, Common Prosperity and the Transformation of Cities and Regions”. As part of the conference you are invited to submit papers covering a variety of issues including: International co-operation, infrastructure investment, finance and […]

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Stakeholders know what they want – but the UN is not ready (yet) to listen

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This is a guest post by Dr. Ulrich Graute. He is an International Cooperation and Development Expert (UN, EU, national) and Senior Adviser, as well as a board member of the Regional Studies Association. Ulrich represents the RSA at a UN General Assembly Hearing on the Post 2015 Development Agenda on 26 and 27 May […]

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The RSA attends UN hearing with stakeholders on the new Post-2015 Development Agenda

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This is a guest post by Dr. Ulrich Graute. He is an International Cooperation and Development Expert (UN, EU, national) and Senior Adviser, as well as a board member of the Regional Studies Association. Ulrich represents the RSA at a UN General Assembly Hearing on the Post 2015 Development Agenda on 26 and 27 May […]

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New Regional Studies Association Research Funding Schemes

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We are pleased to announce that as part of the Regional Studies Association’s 50th anniversary new funding schemes and increased funding for Research Networks have been agreed. By offering these, the Association is seeking to raise the profile of regional research and its contribution if appropriate, to policy and practice. Research awards will be judged […]

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RSA finally knocking at the UN door

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This is a guest post by Dr. Ulrich Graute. He is an International Cooperation and Development Expert (UN, EU, national) and Senior Adviser, as well as a board member of the Regional Studies Association. Ulrich talks about the engagement of the RSA in the global dialogue regarding sustainable development and how the organization became well […]

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Environmental issues and regional studies

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This is a guest post by Dr. Sabrina Lai, RSRS EC Editor and Paper Manager. Sabrina is a Research Fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture of the University of Cagliari (Italy), and an officer at the Department of the Environment of the Regional Administration of Sardinia. As an Editor of […]

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The 50th year of the Regional Studies Association!

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We kick off this year with an anniversary joint guest post by our own RSA Chair Andrew Beer and RSA CEO Sally Hardy who wanted to express their reflective thoughts and hopes for the future regarding the Association, as this year we celebrate the 50th year of the Regional Studies Association. Welcome to 2015, the 50th year […]

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Early Career Research in Econometrics

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In this guest post Paul Braidford talks about the difficulties of publishing easily understandable econometric research in Regional Studies, Regional Science journal and the difficulties encountered by authors, especially early career authors, in reducing the size and complexity of their work so that it can be published in a 3000 word or less article.  Looking back over […]

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NEMOG Symposium on New Business Models for Games for Science and Society

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  Dear RSA members and readers we want to bring to your attention that NEMOG Consortium (New Economic Models for Digital Games) are holding the first NEMOG Symposium on ‘New Business Models for Games for Science and Society’ at Cass Business School in London on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. The NEMOG project is investigating how […]

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Regions Return? A view from the West Midlands

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This is a guest post by David Bailey, following the 2014 RSA Winter Conference. Professor David Bailey works at the Aston Business School. He has written extensively on economic restructuring and industrial and regional policy, especially in relation to manufacturing and the auto industry. He has been a regular commentator, columnist and blogger for a […]

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