9 Nov 2010

A short post today to follow up on an earlier one about the Regional Studies Association's new publication. It's called Regional Insights and it is aimed at the entire membership of the RSA but written primarily by early career writers. The papers are short, to the point, interesting and varied. The best thing of all is that you can access it for free! The Editorial in Volume 1, Issue 1 is written by Sir Peter Hall. The man in charge is Paul Benneworth of the University of Twente with Paul Braidford at Durham University, Beatrix Haselsberger of Vienna University of Technology and Gert-Jan Hospers also at the University of Twente.

Articles in the first issue focus on a variety of subjects and nations, from Indonesia to Belgium. There's a final word or two from the legendary David Massey (a must read!) and contributions from future academic 'big-hitters' such as Stijn Oosterlynck, Kean Fan Lim and Alastair Greig. Others are encouraged to contribute, particularly those working on PhDs on relevant topics.

The 'Forgotten Classics' section is also worth a look (to be honest, everything about Regional Insights is good!), with a look back at that oft-overlooked commentary by a fellow named Engels...