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Peripheries within economic geography: Four "problems" and the road ahead of us

Pugh, Rhiannon and Dubois, Alexandre (2021). Peripheries within economic geography: Four "problems" and the road ahead of us. Journal of Rural Studies. 87 , 267-275
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This paper is a theoretical contribution to interrogate and elucidate a term commonly used (but rarely inter-rogated) from the perspective of the economic geography field within which we work: peripheries. As researchers of "peripheries" we are all too familiar with the fuzziness and problematic nature of this term, and our long-standing research agenda is to work towards clarifying and nuancing it, addressing its role in either stigma-tizing or assuming some predetermined destiny for different regions and territories. This paper reviews the work conducted on peripheries within economic geography, and identifies a number of gaps or problems in the way in which this term is used. The paper proposes a way forwards for addressing these problems, in a series of "suggestions" as to how we can do better in researching economic geographies of peripheries. The final dis-cussion reorients our debate towards possible avenues for the research community to anchor peripheries in theoretical advancements and a more systemic approach to empirical investigations. Finally, this paper proposes a holistic framework for studying peripheries in economic geography, which take into account environmental, socio-cultural, and political elements as well as pure economic issues.

Authors/Creators:Pugh, Rhiannon and Dubois, Alexandre
Title:Peripheries within economic geography: Four "problems" and the road ahead of us
Series Name/Journal:Journal of Rural Studies
Year of publishing :2021
Page range:267-275
Number of Pages:9
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Economic Geography
Keywords:Periphery, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Regional policy, Place-based development
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Web of Science (WoS)000708546100003
ID Code:26060
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:05 Nov 2021 09:26
Metadata Last Modified:05 Nov 2021 09:31

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