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
- Dickin, S., Bisung, E., Nansi, J. and Charles, K. (forthcoming, 2021) Empowerment in water, sanitation and hygiene index. World Development, 137. 105158.
- Budnitz, H., Tranos, E. and Chapman, L. (2020) The potential for telecommuting to offer sustainable and resilient accessibility. Chapter 10 in, Mulley, C. and Nelson, J.D. (eds.) Urban Form and Accessibility: Social, Economic, and Environment Impacts. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-819822-3.
- Wigley, B.J., Charles-Dominique, T., Hempson, G.P., Stevens, N., TeBeest, M., Archibald, S., Bond, W.J., Bunney, K., Coetsee, C., Donaldson, J., Fidelis, A., Gao, X., Gignoux, J., Lehmann, C., Massad, T.J., Midgley, J.J., Millan, M., Schwilk, D., Siebert, F., Solofondranohatra, C., Staver, A.C., Zhou, Y. and Kruger, L.M. (2020) A handbook for the standardised sampling of plant functional traits in disturbance-prone ecosystems, with a focus on open ecosystems. Australian Journal of Botany.
- Shi, Q. and Liu, T. (2020) Should internal migrants take full responsibility for spreading COVID-19? Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 52(4): 695-697.
- Shi, Q., Dorling, D., Cao, G. and Liu, T. (2020) Changes in population movement make COVID-19 spread differently from SARS. Social Science and Medicine, 255. 113036.