Research in this cluster examines the relationship between economic change, social transformation and social and economic justice.
Cluster members have a track record in generating research that is internationally renowned and socially engaged. The cluster asks: how are economic organisations and relations being spatially reconfigured now? What patterns of social inequality and injustice are enacted as labour, finance, housing and education are transforming? And how can such changes be re-imagined for a more just world? Current work examines a wide range of themes in both the developed and developing worlds including the geography of finance, transnational migration, urban precarity, social inequality, environmental health governance, and labour market restructuring.
In bringing economic, social and urban geographers together, the cluster is guided by a concern for conceptual and methodological innovation and the development of research committed to working with and alongside local communities.
Cluster members include: Danny Dorling, Stefanos Ioannou, Peter Wynn Kirby, Anna Lora-Wainwright, Caitlin McElroy Janey Messina, Michael Urban, Alex Vasudevan, Jo Waters, Dariusz Wojcik
News and Research Highlights
- Koehler, J., Rayner, S., Katuva, J., Thomson, P. and Hope, R. (2018) A cultural theory of drinking water risks, values and institutional change. Global Environmental Change, 50: 268-277.
- Pfeiffer, A., Hepburn, C., Vogt-Schilb, A. and Caldecott, B. (2018) Committed emissions from existing and planned power plants and asset stranding required to meet the Paris Agreement. Environmental Research Letters, 13(5).
- Hoque, S.F. and Hope, R. (2018) The water diary method – proof-of-concept and policy implications for monitoring water use behaviour in rural Kenya. Water Policy.
- Garrick, D.E., Schlager, E., de Stefano, L. and Villamayor-Tomas, S. (2018) Managing the Cascading Risks of Droughts: Institutional Adaptation in Transboundary Rivers. Earth's Future.
- Garrick, D.E. (2018) Decentralisation and drought adaptation: Applying the subsidiarity principle in transboundary river basins. Interational Journal of the Commons, 12(1): 301-331.