Critical Concepts in Geography is a series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.
Designed to meet research, reference, and teaching needs across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Major Works gather together the best and most influential work on particular concepts, subjects, and individuals. The collections assemble previously published articles from a variety of journals, excerpts or chapters from previously published books, and materials from other sources which together provide users with historical purchase on the concept, subject, or individual in question, as well as a thorough overview of current issues.
Island Studies, 4-vol. set
Urban Ecology, 4-vol. set
Local and Regional Development
By Ilan Kelman, Godfrey Baldacchino
April 28, 2016
Big or small, islands and their inhabitant communities have long been the focus of intellectual enquiry, but in recent years a whole host of new academic institutes, journals, and conferences have devoted themselves to their study and research. And while early scholarly work mostly originated from ...
By Peter Merriman
December 23, 2015
While often eluding the attention of the everyman, ‘space’ has been a longstanding concern of geographers (and of great interest to scholars from many other parts of the academy). ‘Space’ has been variously treated as absolute, relative, and relational; as a container or backdrop; as a social, ...
By Ian Douglas
November 18, 2015
Urban Ecology is a rapidly developing area of research and study. Drawing on the work of many disciplines—including geography, planning, landscape architecture, sociology, economics, anthropology, engineering, and climatology—urban ecologists argue that an understanding of the relationships between...
By Martin Dodge
September 17, 2015
The map is a central element of our visual culture. It has also been a vital representation technology in many scholarly disciplines for hundreds of years, as well as a practical tool for navigation and a means for the government of territory. But, as the editor of this new four-volume collection ...
By Andy Pike, Andres Rodriguez, John Tomaney
July 01, 2015
Geographers (and other social scientists) working in local and regional development ultimately seek to understand how—and to what extent—local and regional policy can positively affect economic growth and progress. This area of research and study throws up difficult and challenging questions, such ...