Recent Papers

FOREWORD TO BOOMTOWN COLUMBUS

RON JOHNSTON A PERSONAL REFLECTION

KEYWORDS FOR A POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CAPITALISM. Paper prepared for the annual CONGO Conference, Rio de Janeiro, December 10. 2020.

MASSEY, MARX AND HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: DISJUNCTURES AND PROVOCATIONS. Paper forthcoming in Human Geography.

HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHICAL MATERIALISM AND THE EARLY DAYS: A PERSONAL REFLECTION.  Paper forthcoming in Human Geography.

VARIETIES OF SPACE ECONOMY Paper prepared for the annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, July, 2019: ‘Rethinking the Economy of Place: Challenges of Inclusion, Productivity and Power.’

SCALE AND TERRITORY AND THE DIFFERENCE CAPITALISM MAKES  Forthcoming in A Paasi, J Harrison and M Jones (eds.), The Elgar Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories. Edward Elgar.

CLASS, TERRITORY AND POLITICS IN THE AMERICAN CITY. Chapter 39 in Kevin Ward, Andrew Jonas, Byron Miller and David Wilson (eds.), The Routledge Handbook On Spaces Of Urban Politics. London: Routledge, 2018.

THE STATE AND VARIETIES OF SPACE ECONOMY

THE POLITICS OF URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRIES

FAILED STATES IN QUESTION AND THE CASE OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.  EspacePolitique 32 2017-2.

GLOBALIZATION AND THE QUESTION OF SCALE. Chapter 3 in Robert Klosterman, Virginie Mamadouh and Pieter Terhorst (eds.) Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar.

REVISITING THE ‘CITY AS A GROWTH MACHINE,’ Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 10:3 (2017), 391-405: https://academic.oup.com/cjres/article-abstract/10/3/391/4090996

BREXIT FREXIT AND TRUMP

WILLIAM BUNGE AND GEOGRAPHY’S GREAT DIVIDE. Text for a paper presented at the annual meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, April, 2017.

THE UNIVERSAL, THE PARTICULAR, AND THEORIZING URBANIZATION. Text for a paper presented at the African Center for Cities, University of Cape Town, February 24, 2017.

 COUNTRIES IN QUESTION AND HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, Cybergéo anniversary, 2016, is available here: http://cybergeo.revues.org/27772

GEOGRAPHIES, CRITICAL AND MARXIST, AND LESSONS FROM SOUTH AFRICAHuman Geography (2016), 9:3, 10-26.

THE POLITICS OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND HOW AND WHY THE U.S. IS DIFFERENT (a paper given at the Regional Studies Association North American Conference, Los Angeles, December, 2013.)

(with Rohit Negi) THE STATE AND THE QUESTION OF DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Review of African Political Economy (2010) 37:123, 71-85.

NOTES ON A BRIEF ENCOUNTER: CRITICAL REALISM, HISTORICAL MATERIALISM AND HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, Dialogues in Human Geography 3:1 (2013), 3-21: http://dhg.sagepub.com/content/3/1/3.full.pdf+html

TERRITORY, SCALE, AND WHY CAPITALISM MATTERS, Territory, Politics and Governance 1:1 (2013), 46-61, is available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21622671.2013.763734?src=recsys

MARXISM, SPACE AND THE URBAN QUESTION. In A E G Jonas and A M Wood (eds.), Territory, the State and Urban Politics: New Critical Directions. Ashgate: Aldershot 2012.

THE PROBLEM OF METROPOLITAN GOVERNANCE AND THE POLITICS OF SCALE Regional Studies 44:2 (2010), 215- 227: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343400903365128?scroll=top&needAccess=true

THE QUESTION OF HEGEMONY AND CAPITAL’S GLOBAL CRISIS Human Geography 2:2 (2009).