Policy Geographies

How policies are made, what impacts they have when they are implemented, and whether they can be successfully transferred from one location to another are enduring, but challenging, questions. Each of these questions is also fundamentally geographic. Geography shapes economic policies, decision-making, and outcomes, and the effects of geography on policy contribute to uneven patterns of economic development and growth. Given the complex relationship between geography, policy, and economic activity, economic geographers are well-positioned to address questions about policy and the policymaking process. To act as a catalyst for that project, this theme seeks contributions from scholars developing, evaluating, or otherwise analysing the geography of policy and its impacts.

This theme leaders invite submissions that address, but are not limited to, the following topics: