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Professor Ray Hudson - all publications

Authored book

  • Beynon, H. & Hudson, R. (2021). The Shadow of the Mine. Coal and the End of Industrial Britain. Verso.
  • Hudson, R. (2019). Co-produced Economies: Capital, Collaboration, Competition. Routledge.
  • Hudson, R. (2016). Approaches to Economic Geography: Towards a Geographical Political Economy. Routledge.
  • Hudson, R. (2005). Economic Geographies: Circuits, Flows and Spaces. Sage.
  • Amin, A., Cameron, A & Hudson, R. (2002). Placing the Social Economy. Oxford.: Routledge.
  • Hudson, R. (2001). Producing Places. New York.: Guilford Press.
  • Bennett, K, Beynon, H & Hudson, R (2000). Coalfields Regeneration: Dealing with the Consequences of Industrial Decline. Poilicy Press.
  • Hudson, R., Beynon, H. & Cox, A. (2000). Digging up Trouble: Environment, Protest and Opencast Coal Mining. Rivers Oram.
  • Hudson, R & Williams, A M (2000). Divided Britain. Mallard Editions.
  • Hudson, R. (2000). Production, Places and Environment: Changing Perspectives in Economic Geography. Longman.
  • Beynon, H, Hudson, R & Sadler, D (1994). A Place Called Teesside: A Locality in a Global Economy. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Beynon, H, Hudson, R & Sadler, D (1991). A Tale of Two Industries: The Contraction of Coal and Steel in North East England. Open University Press.
  • Hudson, R & Sadler, D (1989). The International Steel Industry: Restructuring, state policies and localities. Routledge.
  • Hudson, R. (1989). Wrecking a Region: State Policies, Party Politics and Regional Change in North East England. Pion.
  • Rhind, D.W. & Hudson, R. (1980). Land Use. Methuen.
  • Pocock, D & Hudson, R (1978). Images of the Urban Environment. Macmillan.

Edited book

  • Chiodelli, F., Hall, T. & Hudson, R. (2017). The illicit and illegal in regional and urban governance and development: corrupt places. Regions and cities. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Hudson, R & Williams, A M (1999). Divided Europe: Society and Territory. Sage.
  • Hudson, R. & Schamp, E.W. (1995). Towards a New Map of Automobile Manufacturing in Europe? New Production Concepts and Spatial Restructuring. Springer.
  • Hudson, R. & Lewis, J. (1985). Uneven Development in Southern Europe. Methuen.
  • Anderson, J, Hudson, R & Duncan, S (1983). Redundant Spaces in Cities and Regions? Studies in Industrial Decline and Social Change. Institute of British Geographers Special Publications. Academic Press.
  • Hudson, R. & Lewis, J. (1982). Regional Planning in Europe. Pion.
  • Carney, J., Hudson, R. & Lewis, J. (1980). Regions in Crisis: New Perspectives in European Regional Theory. Croom Helm.

Chapter in book

  • Hudson, R. & Hall, T. (2021). The Economic Geographies of Transnational Organised Crime. In Handbook of Organised Crime. Allum, F. Wiley.
  • Hudson, R. (2019). Economic geographies of the (il)legal and the (il)licit. In A Research Agenda in Global Crime. Hall, T. & Scalia, V. Edward Elgar.
  • Beynon, H. & Hudson, R. (2018). The road to Brexit on the British coalfields. In Doreen Massey: Critical Dialogues. Traub-Werner, Marion, Peck, Jamie, Lave, Rebecca & Christophers, Brett Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda Publishing. 161-172.
  • Hudson, R. (2017). Industrial Conversion. In International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology. John Wiley. 1.
  • Hudson, R. (2015). Does illegality enable or undermine the sustainability of the globalising economy? In Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development. Redclift, M. & Springett, D. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 41-54.
  • Hudson, R. (2015). Uneven development, socio-spatial polarisation and political responses. In Understanding Geographies of Polarisation and Peripheralisation: Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond. Lang, T., Henn, S., Sgibnev, W. & Ehrlich, K. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 25-39.
  • Hudson, R. (2013). Conclusion: Divided kingdom? Health, the regions and austerity economics. In 'The NHS at 65 is facing a triple-pinch of recession, austerity and demographic change.'. Wood, Claudia DEMOS. 65-72.
  • Hudson, R. & Robinson, F. (2013). University engagement with socially excluded communities: towards 'the engaged university'. In University Engagement With Socially Excluded Communities. Benneworth, P. Springer. XII: 189-198.
  • Lane, C. & Wood, G. (2012). Regions, varieties of capitalism and the legacies of neoliberalism. Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism. In Routledge. 189-208.
  • Hudson, R. (2011). Geographies of economic decline. In A Compendium of Economic Geography. Lee, R., Leyshon, A., McDowell, L. & Sunley, P. Sage. 261-272.
  • Hudson, R. (2011). Spatial circuits of value. In Handbook of Local and Regional Development. Pike, A., Rodriguez-Pose, A. & Tomaney, J. Routledge. 109-118.
  • Hudson, R. & Fischbacher-Smith, D. (2010). Exporting Pandora's Box - Exploitation, risk communication and public health problems associated with the export of hazard. In Risk Communication and Public Health, OUP. Bennett, P., Calman, K., Curtis, S. & Fischbacher-Smith, D. Oxford University Press. 245-60.
  • Hudson, R. (2010). The changing geographies of manufacturing and work: made in the UK? In The Economic Geography of the UK. Coe, N. & Jones, A. Sage. 139-152.
  • Hudson, R. (2009). Economic Geography: Fordism. In International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography. Thrift, N. & Kitchin, R. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 4: 226-231.
  • Hudson, R. (2009). Regional Development: Uneven Regional Development. In International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography. Thrift, Nigel & Kitchin, Rob Amsterdam: Elsevier. 12: 18-23.
  • Hudson, R. (2009). The costs of globalization: Producing new forms of risk to health and well-being. In Palgrave Macmillan. 11: 13-29.
  • Hudson, R. (2008). The Knowledge-based Economy, Public Policy and Regional Development: Lessons from the North East of England. In Geophilia o sentir os sentidos da Geografia: Homenagem a Jorge Gaspar. Lisboa.: CEG. 475-488.
  • Hudson, R. (2006). Firms as political actors in processes of capital accumulation and regional development. In Understanding the Firm: Spatial and Organizational dimensions. Taylor, M. & Oinas, P. Oxford Oxford University Press. 169-188.
  • Hudson, R. (2006). The New Economic Geography? In Past, Present and Future of Economic Geography. Lawton-Smith, H. & Bagchi-Sen, S. Routledge. 47-55.
  • Hudson, R. (2006). The production of institutional complemenrarity: the case of North East England. In Institutions, Production and Working Life. Wood, G. & James, P. Oxford University Press. 104-122.
  • Hudson, R. (2003). Geographers and the Regional Problem. In A Century of British Geography, British Association for the Advancement of Science. Johnston, R. & Williams, M. 18: 583-602.
  • Hudson, R. (2003). Global production systems and European integration. In Global Connections. Peck, J. & Yeung, H. Sage. 216-230.
  • Amin, A., Cameron, A. & Hudson, R. (2003). The alterity of the social economy. In Alternative Economic Spaces. Leyshon, A., Lee, R. & Williams, C. Sage. 27-54.
  • Hudson, R. & Williams, A. (2001). Re-shaping Europe: the Challenge of New Divisions with a Homogenised Political-Economic Space. In Re-thinking European Welfare. Fink, J., Lewis, G. & Clarke, J. Sage.
  • Hudson, R. (2001). Western Europe Studies: Geography. In International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Smelser, N. & Bates, P. Pergamon. 16: 473-479.
  • Hudson, R. (2000). Globalization, National State Policies and Regional differentiation: the Case of the UK. In The Dialectics of Globalization. Vellinga, M. Westview. 235-256.
  • Hudson, R. (2000). Restructurer la region, restructurer l'Etat: le cas de l'Angleterre du Nord Est. In La Richesse de Regions: La Nouvelle Geographie Socio-Economique. Benko, G. & Lipietz, A. Presses Universitaire de France. 391-422.
  • Hudson, R. & Williams, A. (1999). Re-shaping Europe: the Challenge of New Divisions within a Homogenised Political-Economic Space. In Divided Europe: Society and Territory. Hudson, R. & Williams, A. Sage. 1-28.
  • Hudson, R. (1999). The New Economy of the New Europe: Eradicating Divisions or Creating New Forms of Uneven Development. In Divided Europe: Society and Territory. Hudson, R. & Williams, A. Sage. 29-62.

Journal Article

  • Hudson, R. (2021). Capitalism, Contradiction, Crises: Pushing back the limits to capital or breaching the capacity of the planetary ecosystem? Area Development and Policy
  • Hudson, R. (2021). Life post-Brexit in the Divided Realm. European Urban and Regional Studies 096977642096563.
  • Hudson, R. (2020). The illegal, the illicit and new geographies of uneven development. Territory, Politics, Governance 8(2): 161-176.
  • Hudson, R. (2017). Facing Forwards, Looking Backwards: Coming to Terms with Continuing Uneven Development in Europe. European Urban and Regional Studies 24(2): 138-141.
  • Hudson, R. (2016). Rising powers and the drivers of uneven global development. Area Development and Policy 1(3): 279-294.
  • Hadjimichalis, C. & Hudson, R. (2014). Contemporary crisis across Europe and the crisis of regional development theories. Regional Studies 48(1): 208-218.
  • Hudson, R. (2014). Thinking through the relationships between legal and illegal activities and economies: Spaces, flows and pathways. Journal of Economic Geography 14(4): 775-795.
  • Hudson, R. (2013). Thatcherism and its geographical legacies: The new map of socio-spatial inequality in the Divided Kingdom. The Geographical Journal 179(4): 377-381.
  • Rees, P. & Hudson, R. (2013). The Impacts of Demographic Change on the Functional Economies of the North of England. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy 6(2): 85.
  • Hudson, R. (2012). Critical Political Economy and Material Transformation. New Political Economy 17(4): 373-397.
  • Hudson, R. & Swanton, D. (2012). Global Shifts in contemporary times: the changing trajectories of steel towns in China, Germany and the United Kingdom. European Urban and Regional Studies 19(1): 6.
  • Gregson, N., Crang, M., Ahamed, F., Akter, N., Ferdous, R., Foisal, S. & Hudson, R. (2012). Territorial agglomeration and industrial symbiosis: Sitakunda-Bhatiary, Bangladesh, as a secondary processing complex. Economic Geography 88(1): 37-58.
  • Hudson, R. (2011). From knowledge based economy … to knowledge based economy? Reflections on changes in the economy and development policies in the North East of England. Regional Studies 45(7): 997-1012.
  • Hudson, R. (2011). Regions Con-Dem’d? Geography 44-49.
  • Hudson, R (2010). Multiplicant els riscs per a la salut I el benestar: els costos inadmissibles de la globalització/Multiplying risks to Health and Wellbeing: the unacknowledged costs of Globalisation. Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 70: 101-27.
  • Hudson, R. (2009). Life on the edge: navigating the competitive tensions between the 'social' and the 'economic' in the social economy and in its relations to the mainstream. Journal of Economic Geography 9(4): 493-510
  • Hudson, R. (2009). Resilient regions in an uncertain world: wishful thinking or practical reality. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 1-15.
  • Hudson, R. (2008). Cultural political economy meets global production networks: a productive meeting? Journal of Economic Geography 8(3): 421-440.
  • Watson, M., Bulkeley, H. & Hudson, R. (2008). Unpicking environmental policy integration with tales from waste management. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 26(3): 481-498.
  • Hudson, R. (2007). Region and place: rethinking regional development in the context of global environmental change. Progress in Human Geography 31(6): 827-836.
  • Hudson, R. (2007). Regions and Regional Uneven Development Forever? Some Reflective Comments upon Theory and Practice. Regional Studies 41(9): 1149-1160.
  • Hadjimichalis, C. & Hudson, R. (2007). Rethinking Local and Regional Development: Implications for Radical Political Development in Europe. European urban and Regional Studies 14(2): 99-113.
  • Hudson, R. & Hadjimichalis, C. (2006). Networks, Regional Development and Democratic Control. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 30: 858-872.
  • Hudson, R. (2006). On what's right and keeping left: or Why Geography still needs Marxian political economy. Antipode 38(2): 374-395.
  • Hudson, R. (2006). Regional devolution and regional economic success: myths and illusions about power. Geografiska Annaler B 88(2): 159-171.
  • Bulkeley, H., Watson, M., Hudson, R. & Weaver, P. (2005). Governing Municipal Waste: Towards a New Analytical Framework. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 7(1): 1-23.
  • Hudson, R. (2005). Region and Place: Devolved Regional Government and Regional Economic Success? Progress in Human Geography 29(5): 618-625.
  • Hudson, R. (2005). Rethinking change in old industrial regions: reflecting on the experiences of North East England. Environment and Planning A 37(4): 581-596.
  • Hudson, R. (2005). Towards Sustainable Economic Practices, Flows and Spaces: or is the Necessary Impossible and the Impossible Necessary? Sustainable Development 13(4): 239-252.
  • Hudson, R. (2004). Conceptualizing economies and their geographies: spaces, flows and circuits. Progress in Human Geography 28(4): 447-471.
  • Hudson, R. (2004). Reflecting on The Limits to Capital, twenty years on. Antipode 36: 414-419.
  • Hudson, R. & Hadjimichalis, C. (2004). Reti, sviluppo regionale e controllo democratico. Meridiana: Rivista di Storia e Scienze Sociale 49: 75-98.
  • Hudson, R. (2004). Thinking through the geographies of the New Europe in the New Millennium: dialectics of circuits, flows and spaces. European Urban and Regional Studies 11: 99-102.
  • Hudson, R. (2003). European integration and new forms of uneven development - But not the end of territorially distinctive capitalisms in Europe. European Urban and Regional Studies 10(1): 49-67.
  • Hudson, R. (2003). European integration: new forms of uneven development and the end of territorially distinctive capitalism in Europe? European Urban and Regional Studies 10(1): 49-67.
  • Hudson, R. (2003). Fuzzy concepts and sloppy thinking: Reflections on recent developments in critical regional studies. Regional Studies 37(6-7): 741-746.
  • Hadjimichalis, C. & Hudson, R. (2003). Geographical imaginations, post-modern imperialism and the project of European political integration. Soundings 23: 37-53.
  • Hudson, R. (2003). The changing geography of the British coal industry: nationalization, privatisation and the political economy of energy supply, 1947-97. Transations of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A- Mining Technology 111: 180-187.
  • Hudson, R. (2002). Changing industrial production systems and regional development in the New Europe. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 27(3): 262-281.
  • Hudson, R. (2002). Commodity chains and flows of value: exploring the link between corporate strategies, governance processes and regional economic development in Europe. Desinvestimento e Impactos Economicos, Sociais e territoriais
  • Smith, A., Rainnie, A., Dunford, M., Hardy, J., Hudson, R. & Sadler, D. (2002). Networks of value, commodities and regions: reworking divisions of labour in macro-regional economies. Progress in Human Geography 26(1): 41-63.
  • Hudson, R. (2002). Re-drawing the line between the employed and unemployed: new forms of work, unemployed and public policies in Europe. Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie 93(3): 316-315.
  • Hudson, R. (2002). The changing geography of the British coal industry: nationalization, privatization and the political economy of energy supply 1947-97. Mining Technology 111(3): 180-186.
  • Hudson, R. (2002). The Globalization of Business. British Journal of Management 13( 4): 362-366.
  • Hudson, R. (2002). The Oxford handbook of economic geography. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 27(1): 123-127.
  • Cuthbertson, M., Hudson, R. & McKeever, L. (2001). r center.cade - The resource centre for access to data on Europe. Creating a resource on Europe for UK academic researchers. European Urban and Regional Studies 8(4): 371-382.
  • Hudson, R. (2000). One Europe or Many? Reflections on becoming European. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 25(4): 409-426.
  • Hudson, R. (1999). 'The learning economy, the learning firm and the learning region': a sympathetic critique of the limits to learning. European Urban and Regional Studies 6(1): 59-72.
  • Hudson, R. & Lei, S. (1999). Towards sustainable mining cities: what policies should be sought and experiences could be learnt for China? The Journal of Chinese Geography 9(3): 207-226.
  • Amin, A., Cameron, A. & Hudson, R. (1999). Welfare at work? The potential of the UK social economy. Environment and Planning A 31: 2033-2051.

Conference Paper

  • Hudson, R. (2008), Material matters and the search for resilience: Re-thinking and urban development strategies in the context of global environmental change, International Conference, Studying, Modelling and Sense Making of Planet Earth. University of Aegean, Lesvos., University of Aegean, Lesvos, 1-34.

Other (Print)

  • Hudson, R. (Published). The Costs of Globalisation: Producing New Forms of Risk to Health and Well-Being. Journal of Risk Management 11: 13-29.
  • Hudson, R., Buckner, L., Cannon, T., Harding, A., Rees, P. & Kurowska, K. (2013). The impacts of demographic change on the functional; economies of the North of England. N8 and Northern Way, Manchester (iv + 35)


  • Hudson, R. & Townsend, A.R. (2005). Coalfield regeneration, 1981-2003: Employment and Travel to work, Parts I and II. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
  • Hudson, R., Miles, N., Robinson, J. F. & Tully, J. (2004). Social Capital and Economic Development in North East England: Promoting Economic and Social Inclusion.
  • Hudson, R. & Townsend, A. (2003). The Steel Industry in the Tees Valley; the supply chain in the Tees Valley and its vulnerability to further reductions in the Steel Industry.
  • Hudson, R. & Townsend, A. (2003). Updating Coalfield Areas.