- Píša, J. (2019) Looking for change in old-industrial towns: but what kind of change? 4th workshop of the Young Economic Geographers Network (YEGN) Regional Development and Peripheral Regions held at Umeå University, 20th-21st of August 2019.
- Nagy, E, Nagy, G. (2019) Consumption-centred urban restructuring as a source for citizenship? Understanding state-society relations in a peripheral context. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London 27th-30th of August, 2019.
- Mihály, M. (2019) Mapping the environmental and social conflicts of the economic restructuring in a formerly model socialist city. 8th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference, Belgrade, Sept. 25-29, 2019
- Nagy, E, Nagy, G. (2019) The visible hand in the making of CEE periphery: state agency and unfolding multiple dependencies in non-metropolitan industrial enclaves in Hungary. 8th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference, Belgrade, Sept. 25-29, 2019
A joint workshop of ‘Socio-spatial inequalities’ horizontal network of CERS HAS and the Corvinus University, Budapest; organised by Melinda Mihály, focused on social social agencies in innovation and local economic restructuring; Corvinus University, Budapest, 30/05/2019; /for and overview, see: http://www.rkk.hu/hu/vezeto_hirek/vitaules-a-tarsadalmi-innovacio-tarsadalmi-teruleti-aspektusairol.html
Opening Workshop of the ACORE project will take place on the 24th-26th February, 2019 at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) Schongauerstraße 9, 04328 Leipzig.
We are very happy to announce that we have Professor Robert Hassink as a keynote speaker at the Opening Workshop. The topic of the talk is “Locked in Lock-Ins? Theorizing on the Restructuring of Old Industrial Regions”.
Robert Hassink is Professor of Economic Geography at Kiel University in Germany (www.wigeo.uni-kiel.de) and Visiting Professor in the School of Geography, Politics & Sociology at Newcastle University, UK. His research focuses on theories and paradigms of economic geography, industrial restructuring and regional economic development, creative industries, and regional innovation policy.
For the details, see the flyer.
Please consider this CfP for the NGM 2019 in Trondheim, Norway (June 16-19, 2019), for a paper session Regional development paths and critical junctures.
Dr Markus Grillitsch, Department of Human Geography & CIRLCE – Center for Innovation Research and Competence in a Learning Economy, Lund University;
Dr Nadir Kinossian, Department of Regional Geography of Europe, the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL)
Regional development paths and critical junctures
This session will explore possible linkages between the current debates in (1) regional path development studies, and (2) critical junctures and window of opportunity studies. Structural factors such as industrial composition, the size of the economy, or the level of infrastructure can only partly explain regional development paths. Changes in politics, policy, and institutions can be explained by analysing the behaviour of actors. If we presuppose that the establishment of a new regional development path is an outcome of a critical juncture in economic or institutional development, we could use the critical juncture literature to explain the mechanism of such change.
This session invites contributions that i) disentangle the effects of structure and agency on regional economic change; ii) link institutional change and regional development, and iii) focus on the micro-level processes, agents and their networks. Contributing to this line of inquiry, this session invites papers that address the following questions:
- To what extent, under which conditions, and how can agency contribute to regional growth paths beyond what could be expected due to structural preconditions?
- How can critical junctures and window of opportunity models be used to analyse regional path development?
- Which processes within and beyond firms underpin regional growth paths?
- What are the causal factors explaining new path development in (different types of) regions?
- How do different regional industrial paths interplay and shape regional growth paths?
- What is the role of policy in shaping regional growth paths?
Deadline for abstract submission: December 15, 2018
Notification: January 15, 2019
More information from the conference web site: https://www.ntnu.edu/geography/ngm-2019