Varieties of Neoliberalism and Alternative Regional and Urban Strategies. First workshop on 16th June 2010 at the University of Glasgow

Varieties of neoliberalism and alternative regional and urban strategies. first workshop on 16th june 2010 at the university of glasgow

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NEW RSA RESEARCH NETWORK – Varieties of Neoliberalism and Alternative Regional and Urban Strategies

Dear All,

We are establishing a new Regional Studies Association Research Network in association with the IIPPE Neoliberalism Working Group and FP7 Shrink Smart project.


We are holding our first workshop on 16th June 2010 at the University of Glasgow.

The first workshop aims to develop the theoretical insights from the literature on neoliberalism and neoliberalisation by looking at the impacts the pursuit of neoliberal restructuring has had on different regions and cities. We would be interested in specific regional and urban examples of market fundamentalism including policies, processes, and eventual failures. In so doing, its goal is to explore how different regional and urban strategies have been affected by imperatives of unfettered capitalism and how they have resisted these imperatives.


* Varieties of regional and urban neoliberalisation

* Neoliberal regional and urban strategies

* Impacts, outcomes, and collapse of neoliberal restructuring

* Regional and urban resistance to capitalist imperatives and neoliberal strategies

Keynote presenters:

Andy Pike (University of Newcastle)

Gillian Bristow (Cardiff University)

Matti Siemiatycki (University of Toronto)

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the workshop then please email an abstract of your paper to the organisers by 18th May 2010.

If you are interested in attending the workshop please email the organisers as soon as possible as space may be limited.

We have a number of travel bursaries available for presenters and participants, especially for doctoral students, early career academics and non-academics. Bursaries are restricted to members of the Regional Studies Association; however, participants will get 20% off RSA territorial membership fees should they decide to join the association (please, claim you discount whilst applying at

Many thanks,

Kean Birch (

Vlad Mykhnenko (

Danny MacKinnon (

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