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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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