Guest Edited by Richard Meegan University of Liverpool

In this virtual special issue, we celebrate Doreen Massey’s work and specifically the influence of her meticulously crafted ‘relational approach’ to understanding space and place on debates in regional studies. We bring together the four papers (three single-authored and one co-authored) by Doreen that appeared in Regional Studies with a further six papers by other authors, which bear witness to the influence of Doreen’s ‘relational’ thinking in understanding regions. A separate editorial places these papers in the context not only of debates in regional studies but also in relation to the inspiring academic trajectory of Doreen’s understanding of space, place and gender.

The articles are free to access as part of this virtual special issue. Articles are free to access until the end of October, 2017. This virtual special issue is available here: