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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Research Group: Economy, Society and Governance

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Our research addresses the changing relationships between contemporary economies, societies and politics, and focuses on the ways in which human geographies are central to these changes. We produce leading research into economies, their interrelationships with societies and cultures, and their regulation and governance. We examine the consequences for people and places, and the remaking of inequalities, differences and mobility across different spatial scales.

Current research priorities:

Economic geography and cultural economy, including: urban and regional development; innovation and creative industries; entrepreneurship and small businesses; gender, work, and labour markets; technology, productivity and location; supply chains and commodity networks; and consumption and ethics.

Politics, the state, and the city, including: democracy and political engagement; local and regional governance; political participation; and urban spatial politics; the voluntary sector; urban policy; 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; human-nonhuman relations; material culture; ethics and consumption; retailing and supply chains.



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