The Geographical Journal

Cover image for Vol. 180 Issue 3

Edited By: Klaus Dodds

Impact Factor: 1.552

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 20/76 (Geography)

Online ISSN: 1475-4959

Associated Title(s): Area, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

The GJ Virtual Issues


The GJ Virtual Issues

The Geographical Journal publishes papers which range across the entire subject of Geography, with particular reference to public debates, policy-orientated agendas and notions of ‘relevance’.

The Society invites you to enjoy the following Virtual Issues, compiled by the Journal's editors:

DEVOLUTION AND THE GEOGRAPHIES OF POLICY
FREE ONLINE

Ben Clifford
September 2014

GEOGRAPHIES OF CO-PRODUCTION
FREE ONLINE

Wendy Larner (Chair of 2014 RS-IBG Annual Conference) and Fiona Nash (Managing Editor, Academic Publications at the RGS-IBG)
August 2014

SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE AT MEGA EVENTS
FREE ONLINE

Professor Pete Fussey
June 2014

MIGRATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE: RESEARCH AND POLICY
Klaus Dodds (Editor, The Geographical Journal)
November 2013

NEW GEOGRAPHICAL FRONTIERS
Jonathan Rigg, RGS-IBG 2013 Annual Conference Chair, Durham University, UK, and National University of Singapore
May 2013

SECURITY OF GEOGRAPHY/GEOGRAPHY OF SECURITY
Alison Blunt (Editor, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers), Klaus Dodds (Editor, The Geographical Journal), Kevin Ward (Editor, Area), Paul Wood (Co-Editor, Area) and Madeleine Hatfield (Managing Editor at the RGS-IBG)
January 2012


Migration

Klaus Dodds (Editor, The Geographical Journal)
November 2013

The Geographical Journal launched a successful new remit at the start of my editorial term. Since then we aim to publish timely, world-leading research focusing on public debates, policy-oriented agendas and notions of ‘relevance’. Since that launch, I remain convinced by the timeliness of our direction of intellectual travel, which continues to be well represented by academic geographers and other scholars from around the world. The recent opening plenary of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Annual Conference, sponsored by the journal, was an excellent example of academics crossing into policy debates. This Virtual Issue showcases the video from ‘Migration, climate change and the research and policy imperative’ alongside complementary free-to-access articles recently published in the journal. I hope this will help scholars and students to engage further with this key geographical issue and the articles give a rich sense of some of the cutting edge research emerging in the discipline of geography in particular.

Themed sections

Introduction to politics of climate change: discourses of policy and practice in developing countries
Alex Arnall, Uma Kothari and Ilan Kelman

Questioning environmental security
Michael Mason and Mark Zeitoun

Global environmental in/justice, in practice: introduction
Adrian Martin

Articles

Securitising shared waters: an analysis of the hydropolitical context of the Tanakpur Barrage project between Nepal and India
Naho Mirumachi

The wave of the future? Youth advocacy at the nexus of population and climate change
Jade S Sasser

Resilience and responsibility: governing uncertainty in a complex world
Marc Welsh

Global justice and disasters
Nigel Clark, Vasudha Chhotray and Roger Few

Water demand management in Yemen and Jordan: addressing power and interests
Mark Zeitoun, Tony Allan, Nasser al Aulaqi, Amer Jabarin and Hammou Laamrani

Climate change, securitisation and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Michael Mason

Knowledge exchange, ‘impact’ and engagement: exploring low-carbon urban transitions
Peter North

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frontiers

Jonathan Rigg
RGS-IBG 2013 Annual Conference Chair, Durham University, UK, and National University of Singapore
May 2013

‘New geographical frontiers’ is a deliberately open label, one that can, therefore, be interpreted in a variety of ways. The frontier can be employed as a concept, a metaphor or as a point of empirical focus – and while it is a classic geographical preoccupation that has rightly been problematised, it should still command our attention. The papers in this Virtual Issue (drawn from the RGS-IBG journals Area, The Geographical Journal and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers) contribute to three, over-lapping areas of debate about new geographical frontiers and show both how embedded frontiers are in geographical research, as well as why they need to be continually interrogated. First of all, new geographical frontiers are integral to how we theorise (think) and practice (do) our geography. Occasionally gradual, incremental change can hide from view quite fundamental transformations in methodological approach or conceptual framing. Secondly, geography’s contribution to addressing the challenges that humanity faces, from climate change to international development, are central strands of geographical research. And third, there is the possibility, perhaps the need, to go beyond disciplinary boundaries and geographical frontiers to research new topics in innovative ways. The extended introduction summarises the papers in the Virtual Issue and expands on the theme of ‘new geographical frontiers’.

Resource frontiers

Scarcity, frontiers and development
Edward B Barbier
The Geographical Journal

Who's counting? Spatial politics, ecocolonisation and the politics of calculation in Boundary Bay
Emma Norman
Area

Cultural and political frontiers

Humanism, race and the colonial frontier
Alan Lester
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Gender and geopolitics in ‘secular time’
Elizabeth Olson
Area

Frontiers and border crossings and enclosures

Nation, ‘migration’ and critical practice
Harald Bauder
Area

From old comrades to new partnerships: dynamic development of economic relations between China and North Korea
Seung-Hyun Yoon and Seung-Ook Lee
The Geographical Journal

Border security, 9/11 and the enclosure of civilisation
Reece Jones
The Geographical Journal

Frontiers in geographical methods and practice

Doing flood risk science differently: an experiment in radical scientific method
S N Lane, N Odoni, C Landström, S J Whatmore, N Ward and S Bradley
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

The complexity of evidence for sustainable development policy: analysing the boundary work of the UK Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee John Turnpenny, Duncan Russel and Tim Rayner
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

New spatial media, new knowledge politics
Sarah Elwood and Agnieszka Leszczynski
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Research frontiers

Geographies of impact: power, participation and potential
Rachel Pain, Mike Kesby and Kye Askins
Area

Resilience and responsibility: governing uncertainty in a complex world
Marc Welsh
The Geographical Journal

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frontiers

Alison Blunt (Editor, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers), Klaus Dodds (Editor, The Geographical Journal), Kevin Ward (Editor, Area), Paul Wood (Co-Editor, Area) and Madeleine Hatfield (Managing Editor at the RGS-IBG)
January 2012

This Virtual Issue draws together recent papers from Area, The Geographical Journal and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (the journals of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)). Chris Philo (University of Glasgow) leads the list with a paper on the theme, also that of the RGS-IBG’s Annual Conference in 2012, providing his perspective as to why geographers should be working on both, interrelated, subjects. The other articles showcase the breadth and depth of this theme through a wide range of geographical elements of security, including hazards, geopolitics, resource security, climate change and financial crisis; and papers on the state of geography as a discipline, which traverse publishing, contemporary agendas and occupations.

Security of geography/geography of security
Chris Philo
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Geography of security

The Everywhere War
Derek Gregory
The Geographical Journal

Maintaining the Sanitary Border: Air Transport Liberalisation and Health Security Practices at UK Regional Airports
Lucy Budd, Morag Bell, Adam Warren
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Bodies, Bombs and Barricades: Geographies of Conflict and Civilian (In)security
Jennifer L Fluri
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Biosecure Citizenship: Politicising Symbiotic Associations and the Construction of Biological Threat
Kezia Barker
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

The Biopolitics of Food Provisioning
David Nally
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

An Obsolete Dichotomy? Rethinking the Rural–Urban Interface in Terms of Food Security and Production in the Global South
Amy M Lerner and Hallie Eakin
The Geographical Journal

Model Migrations: Mobility and Boundary Crossings in Regional Climate Prediction
Martin Mahony and Mike Hulme
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Global Energy Dilemmas: a Geographical Perspective
Mike J Bradshaw
The Geographical Journal

Future Visioning for Sustainable Household Practices: Spaces for Sustainability Learning?
Anna R Davies, Ruth Doyle, Jessica Pape
Area

An Ash Cloud, Airspace and Environmental Threat
Peter Adey, Ben Anderson, Luis Lobo Guerrero
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Integrating Knowledge and Actions in Disaster Risk Reduction: The Contribution of Participatory Mapping
Jake Rom D Cadag, JC Gaillard
Area

Goodbye Reykjavik: International Banking Centres and the Global Financial Crisis
Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter Taylor
Area

Security of geography

Is there a World Beyond the Web of Science? Publication Practices Outside the Heartland of Academic Geography
Nick Schuermans, Bruno Meeus, Filip De Maesschalck
Area

The Impact Agenda and Geographies of Curiosity
Richard Phillips
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Geographies of Impact: Power, Participation and Potential
Rachel Pain, Mike Kesby, Kye Askins
Area

The Future of Geography in English Universities
Noel Castree
The Geographical Journal

Occupying Newcastle University: Student Resistance to Government Spending Cuts in England
Peter Hopkins, Liz Todd and Newcastle Occupation
The Geographical Journal

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