Perspectives on Geographical Marginality

Book Series
There are 4 volumes in this series
Published 2016 - 2019

About this series

This book series Perspectives on Geographical Marginality comprehensively overviews research, on areas and communities impacted by processes of marginalization as a result of globalization, economic, environmental, political and social change. This series seeks to discuss and determine what is geographical marginality by inviting leading international experts  to publish theoretical and applied work. It also seeks to rigorously debate the degree to which local areas and communities are responding to these process of change and with what success.

The series stems from the International Geographical Union’s (IGU)‚ ‘Commission on Globalization, Marginalization, and Regional and Local Response’ (C12.29). As is suggested by its name, the commission researches the problem of geographical marginality offering a leading forum from which this series will be led. Marginality cannot be defined without putting it into a certain perspective: economic, political and social (including cultural). Marginality has to be clearly distinguished from peripherality. Marginal areas may be a part of periphery or even the centre, but “cannot really be attributed to them”.

Proposed themes which will be covered include:

  • Mountainous regions and globalization
  • Regional development and policy /or: Globalization and its impact on local and regional development
  • Theory of marginalization
  • Transformation of rural areas from the viewpoint of globalization and marginalization
  • Drivers of marginalization in border and peripheral areas.