This major international Handbook offers the most up-to-date and original viewpoints on critical debates relating to the rapidly transforming geographies of regions and territories, as well as related key concepts such as place, scale, networks and regionalism.
This interdisciplinary Handbook brings together renowned specialists who have extensively theorized these spatial concepts and contributed to rich empirical research in disciplines such as geography, sociology, political science and international relations. It offers fresh, cutting-edge, and contextual insights on the significance of regions and territories in today's dynamic world.
This is a timely and vital resource for both students and researchers of human geography and regional studies. Political geographers and international relations scholars will also benefit from reading the Handbook as it offers a comprehensive yet accessible examination of the geography of regions and territories.
'As a keyword, the region is one of the more difficult ones to define. This fascinating anthology does an admirable job presenting a multi facetted and colourful palette of definitions of and debates on the concept. The Handbook assembles classical and up-to-date, tested and groundbreaking conceptual and empirical writing on the region and regionalism and will serve as an invaluable resource to students of the matter world wide.
– Roger Keil, York University, Canada
Contributors: J. Agnew, B.T. Asheim, S. Ayres, A. Beer, I. Braverman, G. Bristow, J.R. Bryson, I. Calzada, R. Castriota, J. Clark, A. Cochrane, R. Comunian, K.Cox, M. Deciancio, K. Dodds, M. Dunford, L. England, J.N. Entrikin, D. Gibbs, M.R. Glass, J. Harrison, A.D. Hemmings, Y.M. Herrera, R. Huggins, B. Jessop, A.E.G. Jonas, A. Jones, A. Jones, M. Jones, R. Jones, J.M. Kanai, D. Kofanov, D.F. Kogler, W. Liu, J. Loughlin, F. Mattheis, S. Moisio, R. Monte-Mór, C. Nine, A. Paasi, M. Pace, K. Peters, P. Riggirozzi, D. Rwehumbiza, S. Schindler, A. Shirikov, C. Sohn, D. Storey, N.-L. Sum, K. Terlouw, P. Thompson, I. Turok, L. Van Langenhove, A. Whittle.
Edited by Anssi Paasi, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland, John Harrison, Department of Geography, Loughborough University and Martin Jones, Professor of Human Geography, Staffordshire University, UK.