Pushing Regional Studies beyond Its Borders

John Harrison, Mercedes Delgado, Ben Derudder, Isabelle Anguelovski, Sergio Montero, David Bailey, Lisa De Propris

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This paper explores how to push the field of regional studies beyond its present institutional, conceptual and methodological borders. It does this from five perspectives: innovation and competitiveness; globalization and urbanization; social and environmental justice; local and regional development; and industrial policy. It argues that the future of regional studies requires approaches that, in combination, result in the pushing on (by creating), pushing off (by consolidating), pushing back (by critiquing) and pushing forward (by collectively constructing) the field.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRegional Studies
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)129-139
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

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Published online: 22. October 2019


  • Regional studies
  • Competitiveness
  • Urbanization
  • Social and environmental justice
  • Local and regional development
  • Industrial policy

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