Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru


Below is a list of publications related to the Knowing Localities Programme.


Jones M and Orford S (eds) People/Places/Policy: Knowing Contemporary Wales. Routledge


Heley J, ‘Soft spaces, fuzzy boundaries and spatial governance in post-devolution Wales’ International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2012.01149.x

Heley J, Moles K, ‘Partnership working in Regions: reflections on local government collaboration in Wales’ Regional Science, Policy and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-7802.2012.01061.x

Heley J, Jones L, ‘Relational Rurals: some thoughts on relating things and theory in rural studies’ Journal of Rural Studies 28

Heley, J. and Jones, M. ‘Devolution in Wales - fiddling with spatial governance while the economy burns’, in M Ward and S Hardy (eds) Changing Gear – Is Localism the New Regionalism? Smith Institute, London

Jones, L., Heley, J., Watkin, S. (2012) Rural West Wales in Europe, in J. McDonagh, B. Nienaber and M.Woods (eds) Globalization and Europe’s Rural Regions. Ashgate

Jones M and Woods M, ‘New localities’ Regional Studies (forthcoming)

Jones M and Paasi A, ‘Introduction: Regional World(s)’ Regional Studies (forthcoming)


Heley, J., Gardner, G. and Watkin, S. (2011) Cultures of local economy in a Celtic fringe region. European Urban and Regional Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0969776411431102

Heley, J. (2011) On the potential of being a village boy:  an argument for local rural ethnography. Sociologia Ruralis 51

Jones M ‘The local in the global’ in A Leyshon, R Lee, L McDowell, and P Sunley (eds) The Sage Handbook of Economic Geography. Sage

Jones M and MacLeod G ‘Territorial/relational: conceptualizing spatial economic governance’ in A Pike, A Rodrigues-Posez and J Tomaney (eds) Handbook of Local and Regional Development. Routledge

Smith, RJ., Heley, J. and Stafford, I. (2011) Woolworths and Wales: A multi-dimensional analysis. Sociological Research Online 16 (1)


Jones, M ‘Limits to thinking space relationally’ International Journal of Law in Context 6, 243-255


Mann, R. and Plows, A. (2009) Baseline Audit, A55 Corridor

Burgess, S. and Moles, K. (2009) Baseline Audit, Heads of the Valleys

Heley, J, Jones, L and Watkin, S. (2009) Baseline Audit, Central and West Coast Locality

Jones M ‘Phase space: geography, relational thinking, and beyond’ Progress in Human Geography 33



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