The new RSA Hub page has gone live, meaning that you can now keep up to date with the latest developments in RSA journals.  The Hub allows you to browse through collections of articles wirh free access. The current collections focus on:


This collection comprises of articles from the Regional Studies Association’s portfolio. 200 years ago, city dwellers only made up 3% of the world’s population. Currently, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, and this is expected to increase to over 70% by 2050 (United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2007 Revision). The importance and effects of cities, both in rural and metropolitan areas is undeniable.


To stay abreast of such issues, explore this collection of articles, focusing on environment, a field of area studies undergoing intensive exploration and development, what with an ever increasing focus on global warming, environmental protection and developing renewable power sources.

Leadership & Knowledge

Explore the role education and knowledge play in leadership and governance of territories and countries.


At a time of great change in Europe, this collection explores politics, economics and inequality across the continent.


China has historically played a large role in the global economy, as well as influencing politics and international trading with their pragmatic approach to global trade, and recently the extensive One Belt, One Road initiative. Learn more about China’s role in the global trade market, its progression from agrarian to industrial society, and its influence on the rest of the world today.

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