Michael Dunford, IGSNRR, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Managing Editor of the Journal has announced the winners of the Area Development and Policy Awards:
Best Paper Award for papers published in 2020
- The iron Silk Road: how important is it? – PÉTER BUCSKY, University of Pécs, Hungary
Best Referee Award
- MATT GLASSER, Centre for Urban Law and Finance in Africa, South Africa
Area Development and Policy (ADP) aims to be a world class journal publishing original academic research examining the economic, political, cultural and geographical contexts which play a fundamental role in shaping and developing regions, cities, rural areas and the relationships between them.
ADP concentrates on issues relating to the Greater BRICS and welcomes submissions emerging from these countries as well from the developed world. ADP places an emphasis on research which examines the role of diverse institutional configurations and values at both national and regional levels within the Greater BRICS, and believes that theories should derive from the experiences of these countries and regions and not necessarily from the (possibly exceptional) experiences of Northwest Europe and North America.
ADP is dedicated to expanding common ground while accepting differences, improving mutual communication and increasing cooperation and shared learning. To be accepted, a paper must adhere to a high standard of scholarship and make an important and original contribution to this emerging field.