Professor Danny MacKinnon

Funding period: 1 January 2009 – 1 January 2013
Type of funding: Senior Research Fellowship

Professor Danny MacKinnon was a USF Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow between 2009-2013. He is now Professor of Regional Development and Governance and Director of CURDS at Newcastle University. He is an economic and political geographer whose research is centrally concerned with the institutions and politics of local and regional development. His recent work has contributed to debates in Evolutionary Economic Geography and to questions of urban and regional adaptation and change. My future research agenda involves linking urban and regional development to issues of social and spatial justice in an increasingly unequal world, particularly through work on inclusive growth.

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Fellowship Publications

Mackinnon, D. (2013). ‘Strategic Coupling and Regional Development in Resource Economies: the case of the Pilbara’, Australian Geographer, 44/3: 305–21. DOI: 10.1080/00049182.2013.817039

Mackinnon, D., & Derickson, K. D. (2013). ‘From resilience to resourcefulness: A critique of resilience policy and activism’, Progress in Human Geography, 37/2: 253–70. DOI: 10.1177/0309132512454775

Docherty, I., & MacKinnon, D. (2013). ‘Transport and economic development’. Rodrigue J.-P., Notteboom T., & Shaw J. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Transport Studies, pp. 226–40. SAGE Publications: London.

MacKinnon, D. (2012). ‘Beyond strategic coupling: reassessing the firm-region nexus in global production networks’, Journal of Economic Geography, 12/1: 227–45. DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbr009

MacKinnon, D. (2012). ‘Reinventing the State: Neoliberalism, State Transformation, and Economic Governance’. Barnes T. J., Peck J., & Sheppard E. (eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, pp. 344–57. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford.

Bryceson, D., & Mackinnon, D. (2012). ‘Eureka and beyond: mining’s impact on African urbanisation’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 30/4: 513–37. DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2012.719376

Featherstone, D., Ince, A., Mackinnon, D., Strauss, K., & Cumbers, A. (2012). ‘Progressive localism and the construction of political alternatives’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37/2: 177–82. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2011.00493.x

MacKinnon, D. (2011). ‘Reconstructing scale: Towards a new scalar politics’, Progress in Human Geography, 35/1: 21–36. DOI: 10.1177/0309132510367841

MacKinnon, D., & Cumbers, A. (2011). Introduction to economic geography : globalization, uneven development and place. 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Cumbers, A., & MacKinnon, D. (2011). ‘Putting “the political” back into the region: power, agency and a reconstituted regional political economy’. Pike A., Rodriguez-Pose A., & Tomaney J. (eds) Handbook of Local and Regional Development, pp. 249–58. Routledge: London.

Mackinnon, D., Shaw, J., & Docherty, I. (2010). ‘Devolution as Process: Institutional Structures, State Personnel and Transport Policy in the United Kingdom’, Space and Polity, 14/3: 271–87. DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2010.532965

MacKinnon, D., & Shaw, J. (2010). ‘New State Spaces, Agency and Scale: Devolution and the Regionalisation of Transport Governance in Scotland’, Antipode, 42/5: 1226–52. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00800.x

Birch, K., MacKinnon, D., & Cumbers, A. (2010). ‘Old Industrial Regions in Europe: A Comparative Assessment of Economic Performance’, Regional Studies, 44/1: 35–53. DOI: 10.1080/00343400802195147

Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., & Shaw, J. (2010). ‘Labour, organisational rescaling and the politics of production: union renewal in the privatised rail industry’, Work, Employment and Society, 24/1: 127–44. DOI: 10.1177/0950017009353668

Shaw, J., & Mackinnon, D. (2010). ‘Moving on with “filling in”? Some thoughts on state restructuring after devolution’, Area. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2010.00947.x

Mackinnon, D. (2009). ‘Regional geography II’. Kitchin R. & Thrift N. (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, pp. 228–35. Elsevier: London.

MacKinnon, D., & Tetzlaff, D. (2009). ‘Conceptualising Scale in Regional Studies and Catchment Science – Towards an Integrated Characterisation of Spatial Units’, Geography Compass, 3/3: 976–96. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00231.x

MacKinnon, D., Cumbers, A., Pike, A., Birch, K., & McMaster, R. (2009). ‘Evolution in Economic Geography: Institutions, Political Economy, and Adaptation: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY’, Economic Geography, 85/2: 129–50. DOI: 10.1111/j.1944-8287.2009.01017.x

Shaw, J., MacKinnon, D., & Docherty, I. (2009). ‘Divergence or Convergence? Devolution and Transport Policy in the United Kingdom’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27/3: 546–67. DOI: 10.1068/c0899r

Docherty, I., Shaw, J., Knowles, R., & Mackinnon, D. (2009). ‘Connecting for competitiveness: future transport in UK city regions’, Public Money & Management, 29/5: 321–8. DOI: 10.1080/09540960903205972

Pike, A., Birch, K., Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., & McMaster, R. (2009). ‘A Geographical Political Economy of Evolution in Economic Geography: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY’, Economic Geography, 85/2: 175–82. DOI: 10.1111/j.1944-8287.2009.01021.x