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Andy Jonas

Professor of Human Geography


Rethinking urban adaptation as a scalar geopolitics of climate governance: climate policy in the devolved territories of the UK (2020)
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Kythreotis, A., Jonas, A. E., Mercer, T., & Marsden, T. (2020). Rethinking urban adaptation as a scalar geopolitics of climate governance: climate policy in the devolved territories of the UK. Territory, Politics, Governance, https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2020.1837220

This paper exposes missing interconnections between the urban, national and international scales in the analysis of climate adaptation policy and territorial governance in the UK. Drawing upon the results of interviews with adaptation stakeholders in... Read More about Rethinking urban adaptation as a scalar geopolitics of climate governance: climate policy in the devolved territories of the UK.

Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies (2019)
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Kythreotis, A. P., Jonas, A. E. G., & Howarth, C. (in press). Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies. Regional studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1678744

This paper aims to add new empirical and theoretical insights to the debate on climate change adaptation and regional and urban studies by linking the analysis of UK climate adaptation policy to city-regionalist political processes and state structur... Read More about Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies.

City-regionalism as countervailing geopolitical processes: The evolution and dynamics of Yangtze River Delta region, China (2019)
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Li, Y., & Jonas, A. E. (2019). City-regionalism as countervailing geopolitical processes: The evolution and dynamics of Yangtze River Delta region, China. Political Geography, 73, 70-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.05.014

In many countries, national governments deploy city-regionalism not simply as a domestic policy tool but also as a geopolitical device enabling the internationalization of state territory and economy. Focusing upon the evolution of Yangtze River Delt... Read More about City-regionalism as countervailing geopolitical processes: The evolution and dynamics of Yangtze River Delta region, China.

Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities (2018)
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Wurzel, R. K., Moulton, J. F., Osthorst, W., Mederake, L., Deutz, P., & Jonas, A. E. (2019). Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 146-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522039

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Innovative climate governance in small-to-medium-sized structurally disadvantaged cities (SDCs) are assessed. Considering their deeply ingrained severe economic and social proble... Read More about Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities.

The smart grid as commons: Exploring alternatives to infrastructure financialisation (2018)
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Hall, S., Jonas, A. E., Shepherd, S., & Wadud, Z. (2019). The smart grid as commons: Exploring alternatives to infrastructure financialisation. Urban studies, 56(7), 1386-1403. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018784146

This paper explores a tension between financialisation of electricity infrastructures and efforts to bring critical urban systems into common ownership. Focusing on the emerging landscape of electricity regulation and e-mobility in the United Kingdom... Read More about The smart grid as commons: Exploring alternatives to infrastructure financialisation.

The global infrastructure public-private partnership and the extra-territorial politics of collective provision: The case of regional rail transit in Denver, USA (2018)
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Jonas, A., Goetz, A., & Brady, S. (2019). The global infrastructure public-private partnership and the extra-territorial politics of collective provision: The case of regional rail transit in Denver, USA. Urban studies, 56(7), 1426-1447. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018811506

Drawing upon a case study of regional transit in Denver, Colorado, this paper describes and accounts for the emergence of the global infrastructure public-private partnership (GIP3) as a novel extra-territorial mechanism for financing and delivering... Read More about The global infrastructure public-private partnership and the extra-territorial politics of collective provision: The case of regional rail transit in Denver, USA.

Climate change, the green economy and reimagining the city: the case of structurally disadvantaged European maritime port cities (2017)
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Jonas, A. E. G., Wurzel, R. K., Monaghan, E., & Osthorst, W. (2017). Climate change, the green economy and reimagining the city: the case of structurally disadvantaged European maritime port cities. Die Erde : Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin, 148(4), 197-211. https://doi.org/10.12854/erde-148-49

The concept of the New Environmental Politics of Urban Development (NEPUD) examines the impact of international and national environmental regulation on the politics of urban development. The NEPUD concept emerged from case studies of environmental g... Read More about Climate change, the green economy and reimagining the city: the case of structurally disadvantaged European maritime port cities.

City regionalism as geopolitical processes: A new framework for analysis (2016)
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Jonas, A. E., & Moisio, S. (2018). City regionalism as geopolitical processes: A new framework for analysis. Progress in human geography, 42(3), 350-370 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132516679897

This paper sets out a new conceptual framework for investigating how city regionalism is constituted as a variegated set of geopolitical processes operating within and beyond the national state. Our approach highlights: 1) the different forms of terr... Read More about City regionalism as geopolitical processes: A new framework for analysis.

Urban fiscal austerity, infrastructure provision and the struggle for regional transit in 'Motor City' (2014)
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Hall, S., & Jonas, A. E. G. (2014). Urban fiscal austerity, infrastructure provision and the struggle for regional transit in 'Motor City'. Cambridge journal of regions economy and society, 7(1), 189-206. https://doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rst031

Studies suggest that urban fiscal crises trigger the institutional separation of strategic services from general purpose municipal functions. Traditional reformists have highlighted the economic benefits of regional approaches. Global austerity has c... Read More about Urban fiscal austerity, infrastructure provision and the struggle for regional transit in 'Motor City'.

City-regionalism as a politics of collective provision : regional transport infrastructure in Denver, USA (2013)
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Jonas, A. E. G., Goetz, A. R., & Bhattacharjee, S. (2014). City-regionalism as a politics of collective provision : regional transport infrastructure in Denver, USA. Urban studies, 51(11), 2444-2465 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098013493480

The rise of the city-region concept has focused attention on the nature of territorial politics underpinning city-regionalism. This paper investigates the relationship between territorial politics, city-regionalism and the collective provision of mas... Read More about City-regionalism as a politics of collective provision : regional transport infrastructure in Denver, USA.