Geography and Environment

Research Group: Economy, Governance and Culture

Economy Governance Culture (EGC) brings together economic, political, and cultural geographers to research the governance of economies and cultures in the contemporary period.

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Group Overview

EGC has a leading and long-standing reputation in retail geography and evolutionary economic geography. It has close links with other parts of the University including the Third Sector Research Centre, the Work Futures Research Centre, the Centre for Transnational Studies, and the Centre for Citizenship, Globalisation, and Governance. The group's current strategy is to develop research along the following three lines:

  1. Evolution in Economic geography, including: retail industries, centres, and consumption; globalisation and emerging markets; regional and urban growth and decline; global production networks; innovation systems and transitions; and cities and cultural economy.
  2. Practice and culture, including: food and animal welfare; matter and technology; organisational practices, risk and behavioural change; migration and diversity; resilience and development, and urban culture and space.
  3. Governance and politics, including: political governance and regulation; urban governance and culture; localism, decentralisation, and democracy; and social welfare and inequalities.

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Selected publications associated with this group from the University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints):

O'Grady, Nathaniel (2015) The politics of redeployment: malleable technologies and the localisation of anticipatory calculation. In, Amoore, Louise and Piotukh, Volha (eds.) Algorithmic Life: Calculative Devices in the Age of Big Data. New York, US, Routledge.
Storper, Michael, Kemeny, Thomas, Makarem, Naji and Osman, Taner (2015) The rise and fall of urban economies: lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles , Redwood City, US, Stanford University Press, 328pp. (Innovation and Technology in the World Economy).
Tighe, Eleanor G. (2015) Stakeholder capitalism and workers' rights in the Bangladesh garment industry. University of Southampton, School of Geography, Doctoral Thesis , 284pp.
Vullnetari, Julie (2015) Albanian seasonal work migration to Greece: a case of last resort? In, Vermeulen, Hans, Balkans-Edwards, Martin and Van Boeschoten, Riki (eds.) Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States. New York, US, Springer, 143-160. (IMISCOE Research Series).
Garrett, Bradley and Clayton, Antony (2015) Foreword. In, Secret Tunnels in England: Folklore and Fact. , Accumulator Press.
Kemeny, Thomas and Cooke, Abigail (2015) Spillovers from immigrant diversity in cities. London, GB, LSE Spatial Economics Research Centre, 30pp. (SERC Discussion Paper, 175).
Pinch, Philip and Reimer, Suzanne (2015) Moto-mobilities: geographies of the motorcycle and motorcyclists. In, Jensen, Ole B. (ed.) Mobilities. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 439-457. (Critical Concepts in Built Environment).
Lewis, Nathaniel M. (2015) Placing HIV beyond the metropolis: risks, mobilities, and health promotion among gay men in the Halifax, Nova Scotia region. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien, 59, (2), 126-135. (doi:10.1111/cag.12173).
Lewis, Nathaniel M., Bauer, Greta R., Coleman, Todd A., Blot, Soraya, Pugh, Daniel, Fraser, Meredith and Powell, Leanne (2015) Community cleavages: gay and bisexual men's perceptions of gay and mainstream community acceptance in the post-AIDS, post-rights era. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-27. (doi:10.1080/00918369.2015.1037120). (PMID:26011048).
Hracs, B.J. and Jakob, D. (2015) Selling the stage: exploring the spatial and temporal dimensions of interactive cultural experiences. In, Lorentzen, Anne and Larsen, Karin Topsø (eds.) Spatial Dynamics of the Experience Economy. Abingdon, GB, Taylor & Francis. (Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy).
Lewis, Nathaniel M. (2015) Punching more than its weight: LGBT organizing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In, Tremblay, Manon (ed.) Queer Mobilizations: Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy. Canada, CA, University of British Columbia Press, 1-30.
Wrigley, Neil and Lambiri, Dionysia (2015) Linked trips and town centre impacts revisited – broadening the methodological debate. Town and Country Planning, 84, 243-248.
Pinch, Steven (2015) Economic restructuring: geographic aspects. In, Wright, J.D. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Second Edition. Amsterdam, NL, Elsevier, 61-66.
Vullnetari, Julie (2015) ‘Home to go’: Albanian older parents in transnational social fields. In, Walsh, Katie and Nare, Lena (eds.) Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age. Abingdon, GB, Routledge. (In Press).
Wrigley, Neil and Lambiri, Dionysia (2015) British high streets: from crisis to recovery? A comprehensive review of the evidence, Southampton, GB, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 108pp.
Arthur, Isaac K. and Hracs, Brian J. (2015) Experience the difference: the competitive strategies of food-related entrepreneurs in rural Denmark. Geografiska Annaler Series B Human Geography, 97, (1), 95-112. (doi:10.1111/geob.12067).
Lewis, Nathaniel M. (2015) Fractures and fissures in 'Post-Mo' Washington, DC: the limits of gayborhood transition and diffusion. In, Doan, Petra (ed.) Planning and LGBT Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 56-76.
Kindynis, Theo and Garrett, Bradley (2015) Entering the Maze: space, time and exclusion in an abandoned Northern Ireland prison. Crime, Media, Culture, 1-16. (doi:10.1177/1741659014566119).
Hracs, Brian J. (2015) Cultural intermediaries in the digital age: the case of independent musicians and managers in Toronto. [in special issue: Intermediaries and the Creative Economy] Regional Studies, 49, (3), 461-475. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2012.750425).
Clarke, Nick, Jennings, Will, Moss, Jonathan and Stoker, Gerry (2015) Popular understandings of politics in Britain, 1945-2014. , Geography and Environment, University of Southampton (Economy, Governance, Culture Working Paper Series, 1).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Exploring off-limits industrial heritage: the role of preservation and decay. In, Space, Society, Economy Seminar Series, 14 Dec 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Bodies, technology, and the edgework of urban exploration. In, Presentation, Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, 04 Dec 2014.
Wrigley, Neil and Lambiri, Dionysia (2014) Convenience culture and the evolving high street. In, Wrigley, Neil and Brookes, Erin (eds.) Evolving High Streets: Resilience and Reinvention. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 20-25.
Wrigley, Neil and Brookes, Erin (eds.) (2014) Evolving high streets: resilience and reinvention - perspectives from social science. Southampton, GB, ESRC, University of Southampton, 52pp.
Wrigley, Neil (2014) Evolving high streets: in what ways can social science research add value? In, Wrigley, Neil and Brookes, Erin (eds.) Evolving High Streets: Resilience and Reinvention - Perspectives from Social Science. Southampton, GB, ESRC / University of Southampton , 1-52.
Biagi, Bianca (2014) Drivers of interregional migration flows: jobs or amenities? University of Southampton, School of Geography, Masters Thesis , 141pp.
King, Russell, Cela, Eralba, Fokkema, Tineke and Vullnetari, Julie (2014) The migration and well-being of the zero generation: transgenerational care, grandparenting, and loneliness amongst Albanian older people. Population, Space and Place, 20, (8), 728-738. (doi:10.1002/psp.1895).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Place hacking the city. In, Urban Encounters, Tate Modern, London, GB, 24 Oct 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Hacking cities. At Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago, US, 13 Oct 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Security subversions. At in Conversation with Anna Minton at the London Southbank Centre, London, GB, 12 Oct 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Trespass is good for cities. In, TEDx Vienna CITYx Brave New Space Panel, Vienna, Austria, 25 Sep 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Move along: engineering architectural exclusion. In, Bodies & Space Conference, Middlesex, UK, 18 - 19 Sep 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) When less security means more creativity. In, Google Zeitgeist Annual Summit, Phoenix, US, 15 - 17 Sep 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Bazalgette's bricks: urban exploration of London's sewer system. Environment and Planning A (Submitted).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) The affectual affordances of industrial urban exploration. In, Orange, Hilary and Penrose, Seth (eds.) Reanimating Industrial Spaces. California, US, Left Coast Press. (In Press).
Vullnetari, Julie and King, R. (2014) ‘Women here are like at the time of Enver [Hoxha]…’: Socialist and post-socialist gendered mobility in Albania. In, Burrell, Kathy and Hörschelmann, Kathrin (eds.) Mobilities in Socialist and Post-Socialist States. Basingstoke, GB, Palgrave Macmillan.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Audio and technology-based applications. In, Clifford, Nicholas, French, Shaun, Cope, Meghan and Gillespie, Tom (eds.) Key Methods in Geography 3rd Edn. London, GB, Sage. (In Press).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Exploration. In, Wiley-AAG International Encylopedia of Geography. London, GB, Wiley. (In Press).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Social media, photography and video in urban exploration (interview). Politics of Place, (2) (Submitted).
Garrett, Bradley and Hawkins, Harriet (2014) Creative video ethnographies: video methodologies of urban exploration. In, Bates, Charlotte (ed.) Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion. New York, US, Routledge. (In Press).
O'Brien, Gemma (2014) Economic geographies of independent bookshops: threats and adaptations. University of Southampton, School of Geography, Doctoral Thesis , 224pp.
Buser, Michael, Roe, Emma, Dinnie, Liz, Hall, Roz, Mean, Melissa and Hurley, Paul (2014) Connected Communities Foodscapes. , Connected Communities, 11pp.
Garrett, Bradley and Brickell, Katherine, Wynne-Jones, Sophie, North, Pete and Routledge, Paul (eds.) (2014) Participatory politics: video narratives of domestic violence in Cambodia. Area (Submitted).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Living dangerously (panel discussion with Lydia Cacho and Masha Gessen). In, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, AU, 31 Aug 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Place-hack your city. In, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, AU, 30 Aug 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Place hacking the city. In, Melbourne Writer's Festival, Melbourne, AU, 29 Aug 2014.
Wrigley , Neil and Lambiri, Dionysia (2014) High street performance and evolution: a brief guide to the evidence. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 24pp. (doi:10.13140/2.1.3587.9041).
Kemeny, Thomas (2014) Immigrant diversity and economic performance in cities. International Regional Science Review (doi:10.1177/0160017614541695).
Buser, MIchael, Roe, Emma and Dinnie, Elizabeth (2014) Foodscapes: bank, bake, grow, eat, talk, share. Executive summary. Cardiff, GB, Foodscapes, 2pp.
Clarke, Nick (2014) Backpacking. In, Thrift, Nigel, Tickell, Adam, Woolgar, Steve and Rupp, William H. (eds.) Globalisation in Practice. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 22-24.
Martin, Ron and Sunley, Peter (2014) On the notion of regional economic resilience: conceptualization and explanation. Journal of Economic Geography, 2014 (doi:10.1093/jeg/lbu015).
Power, Andrew (2014) Eroding the collective ‘places’ of support: emerging geographies of personalisation for people with intellectual disabilities. In, Soldatic, Karen, Morgan, Hannah and Roulstone, Alan (eds.) Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 163-177. (Routledge Advances in Disability Studies).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Place-hacker Bradley Garrett: research at the edge of the law. Times Higher Education, 5 June 2014
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Art and activism in urban exploration. In, University of Swansea, Swansea, GB, 03 Jun 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Out of the dock. In, Trespassing in Fieldwork Symposium, University of Oxford, Oxford, GB, 03 Jun 2014.
Kemeny, Thomas and Storper, Michael (2014) Is specialization good for regional economic development? Regional Studies, 1-16. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2014.899691).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Battersea Power Station. In, Chivers, Tom and Kratz, Martin (eds.) Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City. London, GB, Penned in the Margins.
Goodman, Michael K., Butler Flora, Cornelia and Roe, Emma J. et al. (2014) Michael Carolan's Embodied Food Politics. Journal of Rural Studies, 34, 272-281. (doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.02.006).
Nguyen, Hai T. H., Deverteuil, Geoff, Wrigley, Neil and Ruwanpura, Kanchana N. (2014) Re-regulation in the post-WTO period? A case study of Vietnam's food retailing sector. Growth and Change, 45, (2), 377-396. (doi:10.1111/grow.12043).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Psychogeography (Guest lecture for Will Self). In, Brunel, University of London, London, GB, 10 Mar 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Urban edges (Charity lecture for St Christopher's Hospice with Neil Gresham and Sebastian Foucan). In, The House of St Barnabus, London, GB, 04 Mar 2014.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) (Re)locating the hidden city: infiltrating off-limits heritage spaces. In, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, GB, 27 Feb 2014.
Hracs, B.J. and Jakob, D. (2014) Staging exclusive & interactive experiences: the case of music & craft. Toronto, CA, Martin Prosperity Institute, 29pp. (Martin Prosperity Research).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Place-hacking architecture: under, over and in-between everyday space. In, Canterbury School of Architecture, Canterbury, GB, 10 Feb 2014.
Kennedy, Sean Michael (2014) Model cities: argumentation, institutions and urban development since 1880. University of Southampton, Geography, Doctoral Thesis , 268pp.
Garrett, Bradley (2014) London's Olympic waterscape. In, Gamon, Sean, Ramshaw, Gregory and Waterton, Emma (eds.) Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance. Abingdon, GB, Routledge.
Clarke, Nick (2014) Locality and localism: a view from British Human Geography. [in special issue: Understanding Localism, Part 2 ] Policy Studies, 34, (5-6), 492-507. (doi:10.1080/01442872.2013.862446).
Buller, Henry and Roe, Emma J. (2014) Modifying and commodifying animal welfare: the economisation of layer chickens. Journal of Rural Studies, 33, 141-149. (doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.01.005).
Garrett, Bradley (2014) Undertaking recreational trespass: urban exploration and infiltration. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 39, (1), 1-13. (doi:10.1111/tran.12001).
Hracs, B.J. and Stolarick, K (2014) Satisfaction guaranteed? Individual preferences, experiences and mobility. In, Grant, Jill L. (ed.) Seeking Talent for Creative Cities: The Social Dynamics of Innovation. Toronto, CA, University of Toronto Press. (Routledge Studies in Human Geography).
Roe, Emma and Greenhough, Beth (2014) Experimental partnering: interpreting improvisatory habits in the research field. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 17, (1), 45-57. (doi:10.1080/13645579.2014.854014).
Biagi, Bianca, Brandano, Maria G. and Lambiri, Dionysia (2014) Does tourism affect house prices? Evidence from Italy. Growth and Change (In Press).
Sunley, Peter and Pinch, Steven (2014) The local construction of social enterprise markets: an evaluation of Jens Beckert's field approach. Environment and Planning A, 46, (4), 788-802. (doi:10.1068/a45605).
Vullnetari, Julie (2014) Internal migration in Albania: a critical overview. In, Pichler, Robert (ed.) Legacy and Change: Albanian Transformation from Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Vienna, Austria, LIT, 47-67.
Wilkinson, Eleanor (2014) Love in the multitude? A feminist critique of Hardt and Negri’s understanding of love as a political concept. In, Jónasdóttir, Anna G and Ferguson, Ann (eds.) Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century. , Routledge, 237-249. (Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality). (doi:10.1080/13552074.2014.963359).
Hracs, B.J., Seman, M. and Virani, T. (eds.) (2014) The production and consumption of music in the digital age, Abingdon, GB, Taylor & Francis, 192pp. (Routledge Studies in Human Geography). (In Press).
Hracs, B.J. (2014) Working harder and working smarter: the survival strategies of contemporary independent musicians. In, Hracs, B.J., Seman, Michael and Virani, Tarek (eds.) The Production and Consumption of Music in the Digital Age. Abingdon, GB, Taylor & Francis. (Routledge Studies in Human Geography). (In Press).
Arthur, I.K. and Hracs, B.J. (2014) 'Experience the difference’: the competitive strategies of food-related entrepreneurs in rural Denmark. Geografiska Annaler Series B: Human Geography (In Press).


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