Dear All,

The Cemore reading group will next meet on Wednesday 24th May, 4-5 pm in Mobilities Lab  at CeMoRe.

What can mobilities and regional studies learn from each other? Let’s sit together and discuss!

There are two papers to be discussed. The first was probably read by you earlier, it is the seminal paper about ‘mobilities’. The second is a regional studies research study that explores if space matters for local governments. How can space weaken the impact of policy? How can mobilities help to mobilize the development regional policy and overcome the spatial limitations? What substantial contribution can regional studies make to mobilities? Would mobile methods and spatial econometric models work in a mixed method research design?

Let’s merge two high-quality empirical papers in the interdisciplinary fields of regional and urban studies with interdisciplinary mobilities paradigm! Looking forward to hearing your ideas and experience!
We will discuss the following papers:

Mobile Methods and the Empirical, Monika Büscher, John Urry, European Journal of Social Theory [IF=0.564], 2009, Vol 12, Issue 1, pp. 99 – 116.
http://journals.sagepub.com.ezproxy.lancs.ac.uk/doi/abs/10.1177/1368431008099642

The spatial range of local governments: does geographical distance affect governance and public service?, Katarzyna Kopczewska, The Annals of Regional Science[IF=0.571], 2013, Vol 51, Issue 3, pp 793–810
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00168-013-0567-z

Everyone is invited to attend and join in the discussion. If you can’t be there in person, Skype is possible. If you need a copy, any further information or to arrange to attend by Skype, please let me know.

Zofia Bednarowska

 

Photo credits: “Effective location of public goods”, Kopczewska K. 2013. The spatial range of local governments: does geographical distance affect governance and public service? The Annals of Regional Science. Vol 51, Issue 3, pp 793–810