Regional Science Policy and Practice
Call for papers
“Space, Time and Political Economy”
Following the third encounter of the Portuguese Association of Political Economy (EcPol) held in January 30 – February 1, 2020, at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto and Católica Porto Business School and dedicated to the theme “Space, Time and Political Economy”, we are hereby inviting contributions to the special issue of Regional Science Policy & Practice.
Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP) is the official policy and practitioner oriented journal of the Regional Science Association International. It is an international journal that publishes high quality papers in applied regional science that explore policy and practice issues in regional and local development. It welcomes papers from a range of academic disciplines and practitioners including planning, public policy, geography, economics and environmental science and related fields. More information about the journal can be found at:
We welcome to this special issue contributions that study the economy in the context of a transdisciplinary study of human action. The economy is a concrete reality situated in a geographical and historical context. The various spatio-temporal contexts produce a diversity and cultural wealth that cannot be fully understood outside a transdisciplinary perspective that encompasses not only contributions from the various social sciences, but also the natural sciences, which help us to understand the material conditions of each territory.
Articles are accepted in the following topics, amongst others:
The economy and its geographical, historical and political contexts;
Economic institutions in space;
Social and spatial distribution, equality and reciprocity;
The multiple (temporal and geographical) scales of economies;
Economic ideas and policies for territorial change;
The territory and innovation / the territory and tradition;
Territorial aspects of inequality;
The political economy of space and time in capitalism and socialism.
Submissions should be made through the journal’s platform at:
Submissions should clearly state the special issue to which they are submitted. The length of the submissions should not exceed 6,000 words including abstract and footnotes and they should be written in English. Further information on the submission guidelines can be found at:
Submission deadline: January 15, 2021
Any further queries on this special issue can be sent to the guest editors: