Regional Studies 48 (1) – New Times, Shifting Places – marks the handover of Regional Studies to a new editorial team. Regional Studies performs a unique role in the integrated analysis of cities and regions, reflected in its growing popularity and status as the flagship journal for people studying regions.
The circumstances for regional research have changed greatly over the last five years or so, presenting a different context for relevant scholarship and debates. With a long history of publishing original research spanning the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of regional change, and typically based on multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, the journal is pluralist- encouraging diverse perspectives and analytical techniques.
Regional Studies has a healthy and increasing number of submissions, reflected in the move to publishing twelve issues in 2014. The editors aim to publish papers only of: high academic quality and originality, with a regional (sub-national) focus, empirically grounded, methodologically sound and clearly situated within a wider framework of debates.
The twelve articles in this special issue have been selected by the editors to provide a fair representation of the scope and character of Regional Studies today. Policy relevance, and quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods all feature strongly. Central themes of the collection include continuity and change in regions, the influence of internal and external networks, entrepreneurship and creativity, migration and local labour markets, urbanization and development, and the quality of government and governance.
As a team the editors look forward to seeing how this increasingly vibrant and international field develops and what path breaking, innovative and relevant research the journal will receive and publish.
Regional Studies 48 (1)
Skills and Regional Change – Edward L. Glaeser, Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto,
Determinants of Economic Growth in European Regions – Jesús Crespo Cuaresma,
Gernot Doppelhofer, Martin Feldkircher
Governance Matters: Quality of Government within European Union Member
States – Nicholas Charron, Lewis Dijkstra, Victor Lapuente
Regionalization, Network Connections and the Development of Yunnan Province,
China – Xiaobo Su
the ‘Space of Flows’: The Geography of Global Business Telecommunications and
Employment Specialization in the London Mega-City-Region – Jonathan Reades,
Duncan A. Smith
Conditions and Innovation Systems: On the Impact of Regional Policy on Firms in
Different Sectors – Jerker Moodysson, Elena Zukauskaite
Within Urban and Rural Areas: Creative People and Social Networks – Lucio
Carlos Freire-Gibb, Kristian Nielsen
and Evolution in an Old Industrial Region: The Labour Market Dynamics of the
Rise and Fall of Northern Rock – Stuart Dawley, Neill Marshall, Andy Pike,
Jane Pollard, John Tomaney
Diversity and Local Labour Markets – Jens Suedekum, Katja Wolf, Uwe Blien
and Economic Growth in Indonesia: Good News, Bad News and (Possible) Local
Government Mitigation – Blane D. Lewis
Crisis Across Europe and the Crisis of Regional Development Theories –
Costis Hadjimichalis, Ray Hudson
Complexity and Uncertainty in Regional Governance Networks: A Critical Analysis
of State Rescaling in England – Sarah Ayres, Ian Stafford