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Academic publisher, Pion, has an outstanding reputation for publishing high quality journals in the fields of geography, physics, and experimental psychology. The four geographical journals in the Pion stable – the Environment and Planning series – are committed to publishing innovative, interdisciplinary quality papers which tackle a range of important questions. This collection, edited by a stellar editorial team under the leadership of Stuart Elden and published by SAGE, draws from all four journals to showcase the best of the best on offer in urban and regional research.

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Barnes received his Ph.D.in 1983 at University of Minnesotawith a thesis about The Geography of Value, Production, and Distribution: Theoretical Economic Geography after Sraffa(supervisor:Eric Sheppard). He began his career as aspatial scientist. In recent years his interest has moved to the history of economic geography. His current projects concern: the history of geography’squantitative revolution;epistemological pluralismin economic geography; the institutional analysis of forestry (together with Roger Hayterand the SSHRC); andcreative industries.[1]

Jamie Peck is Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia

Nigel Thrift is Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Bristol. He has co-edited and co-authored numerous books; most recently Writing the Rural: Five Cultural Geographies and Globalisation, Institutions and Regional Development in Europe. Thrift has three co-edited or co-authored books in press The City of London and Social Power in Modern Britain; Diffusing Geography: Essays for Peter Hagget; and Mapping the Subject.

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Table of Contents

Production, Consumption, Networks
'It's Gotta Be Da Shoes': Domestic Manufacturing, International Subcontracting, and the Production of Athletic Footwear - Richard Barff and Jonathan Austen
External Control and Regional Development: The Case of Scotland - John Firn
The Technopoles of Southern California - Allen Scott
Whither Global Production Networks in Economic Geography? Past, Present, and Future - Martin Hess and Henry Wai-Chung Yeung
Displacement, Consumption, and Identity - Philip Crang
Understanding Alternative Food Networks: Exploring the Role of Short Food Supply Chains in Rural Development - Henk Renting, Terry Marsden and Jo Banks
The Politics of Relocation: Gender, Nationality, and Value in a Mexican Maquiladora - Melissa Wright
Nature, Environment, Ecologies
At the End of Nature: Cyborgs, 'Humachines', and Environments in Postmodernity - Timothy Luke
First World Political Ecology: Lessons from the Wise Use Movement - James Mc Carthy
Back to the Land: The Paradox of Organic Food Standards - Julie Guthman
Power, Nature, and the City: The Conquest of Water and the Political Ecology of Urbanization in Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1880 - 1990 - Erik Swyngedouw
Pimping Climate Change: Richard Branson, Global Warming, and the Performance of Green Capitalism - Scott Prudham
Strategy, Regulation, Governance
Corporate Strategy and Corporate Strategists: Power, Identity, and Knowledge within the Firm - Erica Schoenberger
Embedded Statism - Peter Taylor
'Real' Regulation: The Administrative State - Gordon Clark
Towards a Schumpeterian Workfare Regime in Britain? Reflections on Regulation, Governance, and Welfare State - Bob Jessop
Trojan Pig: Paradoxes of Food Safety Regulation - Elizabeth Dunn
Globalization, Regionalization, Locality
From Localised Social Structures to Localities as Agents - Kevin Cox and Andrew Mair
The Political Place of Locality Studies - David Massey
Regional and Interregional Interdependencies: Alternative Accounting Systems - Geoffrey Hewings
The Elusive Concept of Localization Economies: Towards a Knowledge-Based Theory of Spatial Clustering - Anders Malmberg and Peter Maskell
Globalization and the Production of New Urban Spaces: Pacific Rim Megaprojects in the Late 20th Century - Kris Olds
Deconstructing Regions: Notes on the Scales of Spatial Life - Annssi Paasi
Spatialities of Globalisation - Ash Amin
Building Morphologies
The Palladian Grammar - George Stiny and William Mitchell
The Bungalows of Buffalo - F Downing and U Flemming
A Palladian Construction Grammar - Design Reasoning with Shape Grammars and Rapid Prototyping - Larry Sass
Architectural Morphospace: Mapping Worlds of Built Forms - Philip Steadman and Linda Mitchell
Urban Flows, Forms and Fields
To Take Hold of Space: Isovists and Isovist Fields - Michael Benedikt
From Isovists to Visibility Graphs: A Methodology for the Analysis of Architectural Space - Alasdair Turner et al
A Statistical Examination of Visual Depth in Building Elevations - Andrew Crompton and Frank Brown
Natural Movement: Or, Configuration and Attraction in Urban Pedestrian Movement - Bill Hillier et al
Self-Organizing Pedestrian Movement - Dirk Helbing et al
The Network Analysis of Urban Streets: A Primal Approach - Sergio Porta, Paolo Crucitti and Vito Latora
Urban Simulation
Graph-Cellular Automata: A Generalised Discrete Urban and Regional Model - David O'Sullivan
A Self-Modifying Cellular Automaton Model of Historical Urbanization in the San Francisco Bay Area - Keith Clarke, Stacy Hoppen and Leonard Gaydos
SIMPOP: A Multiagent System for the Study of Urbanism - Lena Sanders et al
Urban Settlement Transitions - Claes Andersson, Steen Rasmussen and Roger White
Building a City In Vitro: The Experiment and the Simulation Model - Erez Hatna and Itzhak Benenson
Planning and Design Processes
Evolution, Modelling and Design in a Complex World - Peter Allen
The Myth of Rationality: Development Planning Reconsidered - Melvin Webber
To Plan or Not to Plan, that is the Question: Transaction Cost Theory and its Implications for Planning - Ernest Alexander
Planning as Argumentation - Harvey Goldstein
Structure of a Planning Support System for Urban Development - Lewis Hopkins
Interactive Multimedia Planning Support: Moving from Stand-Alone Systems to the World Wide Web - Michael Shiffer
The Global Trend towards Devolution and its Implications - Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Nicholas Gill
Closing the Gap: Fiscal Imbalances and Intergovernmental Transfers in Developed Federations - Richard Bird and Andrey Tarasov
Local Government Systems: From Historic Divergence towards Convergence? Great Britain, France, and Germany as Comparative Cases in Point - Hellmut Wollmann
Environmental Policy
On the 'Efficient Boundaries of the State': The Contribution of Transaction-Costs Economics to the Analysis of Decentralization and Devolution in Natural Resource Management - Regina Birner and Heidi Wittmer
Europeanisation and the Uneven Convergence of Environmental Policy: Explaining the Geography of EMAS - Richard Perkins and Eric Neumayer
Participatory Methods for Water Resources Planning - Giorgos Kallis et al
Governing Space: Planning Reform and the Politics of Sustainability - Richard Cowell and Susan Owens
Environmental Governance
The Governance of Sustainable Development: Taking Stock and Looking Forwards - Andrew Jordan
Corporations and the Governance of Environmental Risk - Andrew Gouldson and Jan Bebbington
Representing People, Representing Nature, Representing the World - John O'Neill
Urban Policies and Regimes
Urban Regime Theory in Comparative Perspective - Gerry Stoker and Karen Mossberger
The Rise of Urban Growth Coalitions, UK-Style? - Alan Harding
The Urban Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities - Christine Kessides
Urban Processes in the Face of China's Transition to a Socialist Market Economy - Fulong Wu
Intergovernmental Social Transfers and the Welfare State: Menace or Promise? - Douglas Ashford
Local Economic Development Policy
Cities and Regions Competing in the Global Economy: Knowledge and Local Development Policies - Edward Malecki
The Molecular Biology Revolution and the Rise of Bioscience Megacentres in North America and Europe - Philip Cooke
Institutional Innovations, Asymmetric Decentralization, and Local Economic Development: A Case Study of Kunshan, in Post-Mao China - Shiuh-Shen Chien
The Restructuring of Municipal Services: A Canada - United States Comparison - Robert Hebdon and Patrice Jalette
Small Businesses Policy and Regulation
The Public Choice Approach to Tax Reform - Geoffrey Brennan
Modelling the Impact of Taxation on the Small-Business Economy: The Natwest/MBS Tax Index for the Self-Employed, Sole-Traders, and Partnerships - P Panikkos Poutziouris, Francis Chittenden and Nicos Michaelas
SME Policy Support in Britain since the 1990s: What Have We Learnt? - Robert Bennett
Corporeal Cartographies
Power, Space, and the Body: A Critical Assessment of Foucault's Discipline And Punish - Felix Driver
The Body in Theory - Felicity Callard
Bodies and Spaces: An Exploration of Disabled People's Experiences of Public Space - Ruth Butler and Sophia Bowlby
A Corporeal Geography of Consumption - Gill Valentine
Gender and Performativity
Gender, Class, and Space - Gerry Pratt and Susan Hanson
Boys Town - Rosalyn Deutsche
Taking Butler Elsewhere: Performativities, Spatialities and Subjectivities - Nicky Gregson and Gillian Rose
Human and Non-Human Landscapes
(Re)Reading the Landscape - Jim Duncan and Nancy Duncan
Animals, Geography, and the City: Notes on Inclusions and Exclusions - Chris Philo
Burning Cities: A Posthumanist Account of Australians and Eucalypts - Adrian Franklin
Where Eagles Dare: An Ethno-Fable with Personal Landfill - Shiloh Krupar
Political Economies
Postmodernism in Economic Geography: Metaphor and the Construction of Alterity - Trevor Barnes and Michael Curry
Geographies of Consumption: A Commodity-Chain Approach - Elaine Hartwick
Transnational Hegemony and US Labor Foreign Policy: Towards a Gramscian International Labor Geography - Jim Glassman
Hawala Discourses and the War on Terrorist Finance - Marieke de Goede
(Dis)Placing Geopolitics: Writing on the Maps of Global Politics - Gearóid Ó Tuathail
Mapping Schengenland: Denaturalizing the Border - William Walters
From Arab Land to 'Israel Lands': The Legal Dispossession of the Palestinians Displaced by Israel in the Wake of 1948 - Geremy Forman and Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar
Justice and the Geographies of Moral Protest: Reflections from Mexico - Melissa Wright
The City
Taking Los Angeles Apart: Some Fragments of a Critical Human Geography - Edward Soja
Governing Cities: Notes on the Spatialisation of Virtue - Thomas Osborne and Nikolas Rose
Retrieving the Baby from the Bathwater: Slum Upgrading in Sub-Saharan Africa - Sumila Gulyani and Ellen Bassett
Urban Transformation in China, 1949 - 2000: A Review and Research Agenda - Laurence Ma
Space and Social Theory
Theorizing Sociospatial Relations - Bob Jessop, Neil Brenner and Martin Jones
Crisis, Planning, and the Quality of Life: Managing the New Historical Relationships between Space and Society - Manuel Castells
'Deconstructing' Architects' Houses - Julienne Hanson
Actor-Networks and the Evolution of Economic Forms: Combining Description and Explanation in Theories of Regulation, Flexible Specialization, and Networks - Jonathan Murdoch
The New Mobilities Paradigm - Mimi Sheller and John Urry
Planning Theory and Practice
Between Modernity and Postmodernity: The Ambiguous Position of US Planning - Robert Beauregard
Strategic (Spatial) Planning Reexamined - Louis Albrechts
Building Institutional Capacity through Collaborative Approaches to Urban Planning - Patsy Healey
Individual Determinants of Participation in Community Development in Indonesia - Victoria Beard
Design Machines - George Stiny and Lionel March
On the Description of Shape and Spatial Configuration inside Buildings: Convex Partitions and their Local Properties - John Peponis et al
Equilibrium Values and Dynamics of Attractiveness Terms in Production-Constrained Spatial-Interaction Models - B Harris and A G Wilson
Modelling the Local Impacts of National Social Policies: A Spatial Microsimulation Approach - Dimitris Ballas and Graham Clarke
New Economies
Moral Money? LETS and the Social Construction of Local Economic Geographies in Southeast England - Roger Lee
The Internet and the Rise of the New Network Cities, 1969 - 1999 - Anthony Townsend
Industry Building as Contested Market Building: Knowledge, Politics, and the Rise of Beijing in China's Virtual Economy - Jun Zhang
Universities, Innovation, and Territorial Development: A Review of the Evidence - Helen Lawton Smith

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