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Durham University

Department of Geography

Staff Profile

Publication details for Professor Ray Hudson

Beynon, Huw & Hudson, Ray The road to Brexit on the British coalfields. In: Traub-Werner, Marion, Peck, Jamie, Lave, Rebecca & Christophers, Brett Doreen Massey: Critical Dialogues. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda Publishing; 2018:161-172.

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The late 1960s/early 1970s was a turbulent time. Although it may seem hard for those who weren’t around at the time to believe it now, there was then quite a lively debate in geography about how best to understand uneven development and which theoretical positions gave most traction on this issue. The theories developed in geography and regional science in the 1960s effectively assumed away issues of uneven development in the real world; economic life was seen as conducted on a featureless isotropic plain. While initially seen as an exciting and important development in a discipline that had been –...