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Professor Joe Painter - all publications

Authored book

  • Vradis, A., Papada, E., Painter, J. & Papoutsi, A. (2018). New Borders: Hotspots and the European Migration Regime. Pluto Books.
  • Painter, J. & Jeffrey, A. (2011). Geografia politica. Novara: UTET.
  • Painter, J. & Jeffrey, A. (2009). Political geography: an introduction to space and power. London: Sage.
  • Cloke, P., Cook, I., Crang, P., Goodwin, M., Painter, J. & Philo, C. (2004). Practising human geography. London: Sage.
  • Painter, J. (1995). Politics, geography and 'political geography': a critical perspective. London: Edward Arnold.

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.
  • Painter, J. (2009). Territoire et réseau: une fausse dichotomie? = Territory and network: a false dichotomy? In Territoires, territorialité, territorialisation: controverses et perspectives = Territories, territoriality, territorialisation: controversies and perspectives. Vanier, M Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. 57-66.
  • Painter, J. (2009). Territorio/rete = Territory/network. In Geo-grafia: strumenti e parole. dell'Agnese, E. Milan: Edizioni Unicopli. 137-163.
  • Painter, J. (2009). Urbanism lite. In Thinking about almost everything. Amin, A. & O'Neill, M. London: Profile Books. 102-103.
  • Painter, J. (2008). Geographies of space and power. In The SAGE handbook of political geography. Cox, K., Low, M. & Robinson, J. London: Sage. 57-72.
  • Painter, J. (2005). Governmentality and regional economic strategies. In Habitus: A Sense of Place. Hillier, J. & Rooksby, E. Aldershot: Ashgate. 131-157.
  • Painter, J. (2005). State: society. In Spaces of geographical thought: deconstructing binaries. Cloke, P. & Johnston, R. J. London: Sage. 42-60.
  • Painter, J. (2002). Governmentality and Regional Economic Strategies. In Habitus: a sense of place. Hillier, J. & Rooksby, E. Aldershot: Ashgate. 115-139.
  • Painter, J. (2002). Multi-level citizenship, identity and regions in contemporary Europe. In Transnational democracy: political spaces and border crossings. Anderson, J. London: Routledge. 93-110.
  • O'Carroll, F. & Painter, J. (2002). Opportunities for study abroad: the SOCRATES-ERASMUS programme. In The student's companion to geography. Rogers, A. & Viles, H. Oxford: Blackwell. 335-339.
  • Painter, J. (2002). Regulation theory, post-Fordism and urban politics. In Readings in urban theory. Fainstein, S. S. & Campbell, S. Oxford: Blackwell. 92-109.
  • Painter, J. (2002). The rise of the workfare state. In Geographies of global change: remapping the world. Johnston, R. J., Taylor, P. J. & Watts, M. J. Oxford: Blackwell. 158-173.
  • Painter, J. (2001). Regulation, regime and practice in urban politics. In Regulation theory and the crisis of capitalism: 5 developments and extensions. Jessop, B. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 63-86.
  • Painter, J. & Goodwin, M. (2000). Local governance after Fordism: a regulationist perspective. In The new politics of British local governance. Stoker, G. Basingstoke: Macmillan. 33-53.
  • Painter, J. (2000). Local government and governance. In The changing geography of the UK. Gardiner, V. & Matthews, H. London: Routledge. 296-314.
  • Painter, J. (2000). Pierre Bourdieu. In Thinking space. Crang, M. A. & Thrift, N. London: Routledge. 239-259.
  • Painter, J. (2000). State and governance. In A companion to economic geography. Barnes, T. J. & Sheppard, E. Blackwell. 359-376.
  • Painter, J. (1999). New geographies of democracy in contemporary Europe. In Divided Europe: society and territory. Williams, A. & Hudson, R. London: Sage. 107-131.
  • Painter, J. (1998). Entrepreneurs are made, not born: learning and urban regimes in the production of entrepreneurial cities. In The entrepreneurial city: geographies of politics, regime and representation. Hall, T. & Hubbard, P. Chichester: Wiley. 259-274.
  • Goodwin, M. & Painter, J. (1997). Concrete research, urban regimes and regulation theory. In Reconstructing regime theory: regulating urban politics in a global economy. Lauria, M. London: Sage. 13-29.
  • Painter, J. (1997). Local politics, anti-essentialism and economic geography. In Geographies of economies. Lee, R. & Wills, J. London: Arnold. 98-107.
  • Painter, J. (1997). Regulation, regime and practice in urban politics. In Reconstructing urban regime theory: regulating urban politics in a global economy. Lauria, M. London: Sage. 122-143.
  • Painter, J. (1995). Regulation theory, post-Fordism and urban politics. In Theories of urban politics. Judge, D., Stoker, G. & Wolman, H. London: Sage. 276-295.
  • Painter, J. (1995). The culture of competition. In Public sector management. Bourn, J. Aldershot: Dartmouth. 2: 719-729.
  • Painter, J. (1995). The regulatory state: the corporate welfare state and beyond. In Geographies of global change: remapping the world in the late twentieth century. Johnston, R. J., Taylor, P. & Watts, M Oxford: Blackwell. 127-143.
  • Massey, D. & Painter, J. (1989). The changing geography of trade unions. In The political geography of contemporary Britain. Mohan, J. Basingstoke: Macmillan. 130-150.

Journal Article

  • Vradis, Antonis, Papada, Evie, Papoutsi, Anna & Painter, Joe (2020). Governing mobility in times of crisis: Practicing the border and embodying resistance in and beyond the hotspot infrastructure. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 38(6): 981-990.
  • Papada, E, Papoutsi, A, Painter, J & Vradis, A (2020). Pop-up governance: transforming the management of migrant populations through humanitarian and security practices in Lesbos, Greece, 2015-2017. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 38(6): 1028-1045.
  • Papoutsi, A., Painter, J., Papada, E. & Vradis, A. (2019). The EC hotspot approach in Greece: creating liminal EU territory. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45(12): 2200-2212.
  • Daley, P., McCann, E., Mountz, A. & Painter, J. (2017). Editorial. Re-imagining Politics and Space: Why here, why now? Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 35(1): 3-5.
  • Painter, J., Papada, E., Papoutsi, A. & Vradis, A. (2017). Hotspot politics―or, when the EU state gets real. Political Geography 60: 259-260.
  • Painter, J. (2017). Why we need to talk about money. Soundings: a Journal of Politics and Culture 66: 34-39.
  • Painter, J. (2016). Doreen Massey (1944-2016): an appreciation. Soundings: a Journal of Politics and Culture 63: 38-44.
  • Sharp, J., Cumbers, A., Painter, J. & Wood, N. (2014). Deciding whose future? Challenges and opportunities of the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 for Scotland and beyond. Political Geography 41: 32-42.
  • Painter, J. (2012). Regional biopolitics. Regional Studies 47(8): 1235-1248.
  • Painter, J. (2012). The politics of the neighbour. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30(3): 515-533.
  • Painter, J. (2010). Rethinking territory. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 42(5): 1090-1118.
  • Robinson, F., Zass-Ogilvie, I. & Painter, J. (2009). Brownfield regeneration and the public understanding of risks to health: a scoping study. Northern Economic Review 39: 27-54.
  • Bickerstaff, K., Bulkeley, H. & Painter, J. (2009). Symposium: Justice, nature and the city. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33(3): 591-600.
  • Painter, J. (2008). Cartographic anxiety and the search for regionality. Environment and Planning A 40(2): 342-361.
  • Painter, J. (2008). European citizenship and the regions. European Urban and Regional Studies 15(1): 5-19.
  • Painter, J. (2007). Stateness in action. Geoforum 38(4): 605-607.
  • Painter, J. (2007). What kind of citizenship for what kind of community? Political Geography 26(2): 221-224.
  • Chaturvedi, S. & Painter, J. (2007). Whose world, whose order? Spatiality, geopolitics and the limits of the world order concept. Cooperation and Conflict 42(4): 375-395.
  • Painter, J. (2006). Cartophilias and cartoneuroses. Area 38(3): 345-347.
  • Painter, J. (2006). Prosaic geographies of stateness. Political Geography 25(7): 752-774.
  • Bialasiewicz, L., Elden, S. & Painter, J. (2005). 'The best defence of our security lies in the spread of our values': Europe, America and the question of values. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 23(2): 159-164.
  • Bialasiewicz, L., Elden, S. & Painter, J. (2005). The Constitution of EU territory. Comparative European Politics 3(3): 333-363.
  • Painter, J. (2003). Empire and citizenship. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 2(2): 248-253.
  • Painter, J. (2003). A Nemzetközi Kritikai Földrajzi Csoport = The International Critical Geography Group. Tér és Társadalom = Space and Society 17(2): 79-81.
  • Painter, J. (2003). Towards a post-disciplinary political geography. Political Geography 22(6): 637-639.
  • Painter, J. (2001). Space, territory and the European project: reflections on Agnew and Paasi. European Urban and Regional Studies 8(1): 42-43.
  • Painter, J. (2000). A third way for Europe? Discourse, regulation and the European question in Britain. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 91(3): 227-236.
  • Goodwin, M. & Painter, J. (1996). Local governance, the crises of Fordism and the changing geographies of regulation. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 21(4): 635-648.
  • Bakshi, P., Goodwin, M., Painter, J. & Southern, A. (1995). Gender, race, and class in the local welfare state: moving beyond regulation theory in analysing the transition from Fordism. Environment and Planning A 27(10): 1539-1554.
  • Painter, J. & Goodwin, M. (1995). Local governance and concrete research: investigating the uneven development of regulation. Economy and Society 24(3): 334-356.
  • Painter, J. & Philo, C. (1995). Spaces of citizenship: an introduction. Political Geography 14(2): 107-120.
  • Painter, J. (1994). Trade union geography: alternative frameworks for analysis. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 19(1): 99-101.
  • Painter, J. (1992). The culture of competition. Public Policy and Administration 7(1-2): 58-68.
  • Painter, J. (1991). Compulsory competitive tendering in local government: the first round. Public Administration 69: 191-210.
  • Painter, J. (1991). Regulation theory and local government. Local Government Studies 17(6): 23-44.
  • Painter, J. (1991). The geography of trade union responses to local government privatization. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 16(2): 214-226.

Conference Paper

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

Other (Print)

  • Painter, J., Orton, A., MacLeod, D.G., Dominelli, L. & Pande, R. (2011). Connecting localism and community empowerment: research review and critical synthesis for the AHRC Connected Community Programme.
  • Painter, J. (1990). Seconds out, round two: the first round of compulsory competitive tendering. CLES Research Study Series 6.


  • Painter, J. (2005). Urban citizenship and rights to the city. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now Communities and Local Goverment). Durham, International Centre for Regional Regeneration and Development Studies.

Working Paper

  • Painter, J. (2003). European citizenship and the regions. Queen's Papers on Europeanisation 7/2003.