Paul Routledge

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"I was awarded a Bsc. Honours in geography from Kingston Polytechnic in 1979, an MSc. in Geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1982, and a Ph.D in Geography from Syracuse University (USA) in 1991. I was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Program on Nonviolent Sanctions in Conflict and Defense, Harvard University (USA) from 1991-93, and a Leverhulme Fellow in the Geography Department, University of Bristol, from 1993-94. Since then I have taught Human Geography at the University of Glasgow, and have held a range of teaching-related managerial positions both within the Department and within the University...

"Currently my research is focused upon a particular 'global justice network', People's Global Action, which comprises social movements from Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America. I am particularly interested in the prosecution of multi-scalar political action, and the uneven geographies of interaction, communication, and facilitation associated with the workings of the network. My research is focused upon the Asian regional component of the network, working in collaboration with social movements in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Indonesia." [1]

Select publications

  • Andrew Cumbers , Routledge, P. and Nativel, C. (2008), "The Entangled Geographies of Global Justice Networks", Progress in Human Geography, vol.32, no.2. pp. 183-202. View full text >>
  • Routledge, P., Cumbers, A. and Nativel, C. (2007) "Grassrooting Network Imaginaries: Relationality, Power, and Mutual Solidarity in Global Justice Networks", Environment and Planning A, 39(11) pp.2575-2592.
  • O’Tuathail, G., Dalby, S. and Routledge, P. 2006. The Geopolitics Reader second edition. London: Routledge.
  • Routledge, P. 2005. Reflections on the G8: An interview with General Unrest of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA). ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geography, v.3 (2), 112-120.
  • Routledge, P. 2004. Convergence of Commons: Process geographies of People’s Global Action. The Commoner, 8, Autumn/Winter,
  • Routledge, P. 2003. Anti-Geopolitics in J. Agnew, K. Mitchell, & G. Toal (eds). A Companion to Political Geography (Blackwell), 236-248
  • Routledge, P. 2003. River of Resistance: Critical Collaboration and the Dilemmas of Power and Ethics Ethics, Place and Environment v. 6 (1), 66-73.
  • Routledge, P. 2002. Resisting and reshaping destructive development: social movements and globalising networks in Johnston, R.J., Taylor, P.J., & Watts, M.J.(eds) 2002. Geographies of Global Change. (Blackwell), 310-327.

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  1. Paul Routledge, , accessed January 15, 2011.