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Professor Joe Painter, BA (Cambridge) PhD (Open University)

Professor in the Department of Geography
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41906
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41801
Room number: 413
Professor, Urban Worlds

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Research Groups

Department of Geography

Research Projects

Department of Geography

  • Community Learning and Research Network (CLARN)
  • Reframing Citizen Relationships with the Public Sector in a Time of Austerity: Community Empowerment in England and Scotland
  • Transcapes

Department of Sociology

  • Connecting Localism and Community Empowerment

Selected Publications

Authored book

Edited book

  • Featherstone, D. & Painter, J. (2013). Spatial politics: essays for Doreen Massey. RGS-IBG Book Series. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Atkinson, S., Fuller, S. & Painter, J. (2012). Wellbeing and place. Farnham: Ashgate.

Chapter in book

  • Askins, K., Burton, K., Norcup, J., Painter, J. & Sidaway, J. (Forthcoming). The United Kingdom. In Placing Critical Geography: International Histories of Critical Geographies. Best, U. & Berg, L. Routledge.
  • Lewis, S., Hudson, M. & Painter, J. (2018). Revealing a 'Hidden Civil War': a serendipitous methodology. In Messy ethnographies in action. Plows, A. Vernon Press. 13-22.
  • Painter, J. (2015). Power. In The Wiley Blackwell companion to political geography. Agnew, J., Mamadouh, V., Secor, A.J. & Sharp, J. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 141-151.
  • Painter, J. (2011). Conceptualizing "society" and "state". In State, society, and transformation. Mitchneck, B.A. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 20-49.

Journal Article

Conference Paper

  • Painter, J. (2006), Territory-network, Association of American Geographers. Annual Meeting. Chicago, USA, Chicago IL.

Other (Print)

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