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Rural-Urban Linkages

This chapter considers the significance of rural–urban linkages in current and future food systems. Food is at the core of the rural–urban relation: an increasingly urbanized global population is dependent on rural areas for its food supply, whilst rural societies and environments have in turn been transformed by their integration into a global food system…

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Public Narratives of Crime and Criminal Justice: Connecting ‘small’ and ‘big’ stories to make public narratives visible

Conflicting Narratives of Crime and Punishment: Chapter 4, Springer Nature This chapter explores the concept of public narratives of crime and criminal justice and its importance in influencing criminal justice and penal policy as well as expressions of public opinion. In order to understand the power of public narratives of crime and criminal justice, it…

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Civil Society and Citizenship in India and Bangladesh

This volume presents new primary and secondary multi-disciplinary research exploring the opportunities and challenges facing civil society in today’s India and Bangladesh. This locus of enquiry matters to wider contemporary understanding of citizenship, rights, religious freedom and social identities. It is published at a time of increased global uncertainties, inter alia, related to shrinking civic…

Region, Place, Devolution: Geohistory still matters

The Routledge Handbook of Place: Part 1 – Situating Place, Chapter 4 (ed) Tim Edensor, Ares Kalandides, Uma Kothari This chapter looks at the relationship between place and region through the lens of the place-making politics of devolution and localism in Britain; England and Wales specifically. We revisit Paasi’s treatise on regions in geography and suggest…

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Civil Society Organizations’ Experiences of Participative Environmental Mainstreaming: A Political Systems Perspective of a Regional European Polity

This paper addresses a lacuna in the literature on environmental policy integration by exploring civil society organizations’ (CSOs) experiences of participative environmental mainstreaming – a policy imperative to embed environmental concerns in all aspects of policy-making. A raft of international treaties and laws require this to be operationalized through knowledge exchange and critical engagement between…

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Cities and Regions in Crisis The Political Economy of Sub-National Economic Development

Offering a geographical political economy analysis, this book explores the mechanisms, institutions, and spaces of subnational economic development. Martin Jones innovatively examines how policy-makers frame problems and offer intervention solutions in different cities and regions.Drawing on different approaches to state intervention, neoliberalism, crisis and contradiction theories, and notions of depoliticisation, this book explains policy failure…

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Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

This new international Handbook provides the reader with the most up-to-date and original viewpoints on critical debates relating to the rapidly transforming geographies of regions and territories, as well as related key concepts such as place, scale, networks and regionalism. Bringing together renowned specialists who have extensively theorized these spatial concepts and contributed to rich…

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Civil Society, Social Change, and a New Popular Education in Russia

Civil Society, Social Change and a New Popular Education in Russia is a detailed account of contemporary issues that draws upon recent survey research conducted by the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as from secondary published work in both Russian and English. The book explores how social change and developments in civil…