Monthly Archives: August 2022

New special issue and publication – Globalization in Reverse

I was recently involved in putting together a special issue of Cambridge Jounal of Regions Economy and Society (CJRES) alongside Huiwen Gong, Robert Hassink, Martin Hess and Harry Garretsen

The SI is titled “Globalization in Reverse: Reconfiguring the Geographies of Value Chains and Production Networks” and looks to examine through its contributions some of the recent deabtes around the reconfigurations of globalization.

This special issue on ‘Globalisation in Reversal? Reconfiguring the Geographies of Value Chains and Production Networks’ aims at showcasing recent work that seeks to contribute to and advance on the debates on economic globalisation and the reconfiguration of global value chains and production networks. Standing at a crossroad, where ongoing slowbalisation coincides with new forces such as the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, heightened geopolitical tensions, the emergence of several revolutionary technologies, and the increasing urgency of addressing environmental challenges, many important questions still remain unsolved regarding the nature and impact of these changes.

The special issue also includes an extended editorial from the editors that discusses some of the shifts occurring, based on the papers in the issue