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Geography and Environmental Science

Research Group: Economy, Society and Governance

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We are a group of human geographers, with links to various interdisciplinary research centres at the University of Southampton (the Work Futures Research Centre, the Centre for Transnational Studies, the Centre for Citizenship, Globalisation, and Governance), who study the following topics:

Economic geography and cultural economy, including: urban and regional development; innovation and creativity; entrepreneurship; technology; firms and businesses; work, employment, labour markets, and gender; social networks and institutions; trade; supply chains and commodity networks; and consumption and ethics.

Politics, the state, and the city, including: democracy and political engagement; labour and welfare policy; inequality; the voluntary sector; local governance; urban policy; subversion and tactical urbanism; the politics of heritage, ruins, and waste; sexuality and urban space; and socialist and postsocialist societies.

Migration, including: international migration; borders; transnational communities; international development; internal migration; care and gender; migration and wellbeing; and migration and climate change.

Human-nonhuman relations, including: farm animal welfare; retailing and supply chains; and embodied consumption.

For more information visit the Economy, Governance, Culture Working Paper Series

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