Inhabiting Regional Geographical Practice in a Climate-Changing World

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Abstract

Reflecting on the limits of the sovereign-state centricity of mainstream contemporary climate action, Peter Taylor calls for new forms of regional geographical analysis and intervention. What might these aims and ambitions look and feel like for geographers? With this commentary, I take up Taylor's propositions through personal reflection on the work of “doing regional geography” in this current juncture of transnational climate action and transformation. I engage with the analytical challenges associated with regional climate research today – in my case, by way of financialized climate governance puzzles in Florida and the Netherlands. I also discuss how deconstructive and reconstructive approaches to knowledge production enliven my regional geographical engagement, but also generate new personal and disciplinary dilemmas. With this brief note, I hope to reinforce continued reflection on how geographers might take up – or inhabit – timely calls for regional analysis and intervention in climate-changing regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-90
Number of pages5
JournalTijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Volume114
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Regional geography
  • climate change
  • knowledge production
  • Florida
  • The Netherlands
  • financialization

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