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.
News and Research Highlights
- Schwanen, T. and Nixon, D.V. (2019) Urban infrastructures: four tensions and their effects. In, Schwanen, T. and Van Kempen, R. (eds.) Handbook of Urban Geography. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. pp. 147-162. ISBN: 9781785364594.
- Knowles, R. D. and Ferbrache, F. (eds.) (2019) Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities: economics, community and methods. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN: 978 1 78897 170 6.
- Ahearn, A., Oelz, M. and Dhir, R.K. (eds.) (2019) Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Emerging Research on Traditional Knowledge and Livelihoods. International Labor Organization, Geneva.
- Ahearn, A. (2019) Surviving Extreme Weather: Mongolian indigenous knowledge, local institutions and governance innovations for adaptation. In, Ahearn, A., Oelz, M. and Dhir, R.K. (eds.) Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Emerging Research on Traditional Knowledge and Livelihoods. International Labour Organization, Geneva.
- Loong, S. (2019) The neoliberal borderscape: Neoliberalism's effects on the social worlds of migrants along the Thai-Myanmar border. Political Geography, 74. 102035.