Publications

Forthcoming Publications

  • Jones M “Doing phase space: Kapoorian geographies of relationality” Environment and Planning A
  • Jones M and Paasi A (eds) Regional World(s) (Routledge, London) special issue book of Regional Studies special issue, being published June 2014
  • Jones M Cities and Regions in Neoliberal Times (Routledge, London) collection of my articles in Regional Studies 1995-2013, being published August 2014
  • Jones M, Jones R, Woods M, Dixon D, Hannah M, Whitehead M An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics Second Edition (Routledge, London), being published early 2015
  • Jones M and Orford S (eds) People/Places/Policy: Knowing Contemporary Wales (Routledge, London) completed, in peer review
  • Jones M Impedimenta State: The Limits to Spatial Governance (Elgar, Cheltenham) contracted awarded, manuscript to be submitted June 2014

Publications: Books

  • Goodwin M, Jones M and Jones R (2012) Rescaling the State: Devolution and the Geographies of Economic Governance (Manchester University Press, Manchester)
  • Whitehead M, Jones R and Jones M (2007) The Nature of the State: Excavating the Political Ecologies of the Modern State (Oxford University Press, Oxford)
  • Jones M, Jones R and Woods M (2004) An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics (Routledge, London)
  • Brenner N, Jessop B, Jones M and MacLeod G (2003) (Eds) State/Space: A Reader (Blackwell, Oxford)
  • Jones M (1999) New Institutional Spaces: Training and Enterprise Councils and the Remaking of Economic Governance (Routledge/Regional Studies Association, London) originally published by Jessica Kingsley/Regional Studies Association

Edited Journal Special Issues

  • Jones M and Paasi A (2013) “Regional World(s): Advancing the geography of regions” Regional Studies 47, 1, 1-127
  • MacLeod G and Jones M (2011) “Renewing urban politics” Urban Studies 48, 12, 2443-2685
  • Jones M, Goodwin M, Jones R (2005) “Devolution and economic governance” Regional Studies 39, 4, 397-553

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Jones M and Woods M (2013) “New localities” Regional Studies 47, 29-42
  • Jones M and Paasi A (2013) “Regional world(s): advancing the geography of regions” Regional Studies 47, 1-5
  • Merriman P, Jones M, Olsson G, Sheppard E, Thrift N, and Tuan Y-F (2012) “Space and spatiality in theory” Dialogues in Human Geography 2, 3-22
  • MacLeod G and Jones M (2011) “Renewing urban politics” Urban Studies 48, 2443-2472
  • Jones M and Jessop B (2010) “Thinking state/space incompossibly” Antipode 42, 1119-1149
  • Jones M (2010) “Impedimenta state: anatomies of neoliberal penality” Criminology and Criminal Justice 10, 391-402
  • Jones M (2010) “Limits to ‘thinking space relationally’” International Journal of Law in Context 6, 243-255
  • Jones M (2009) “Phase space: geography, relational thinking, and beyond” Progress in Human Geography 33, 487-506
  • Etherington D and Jones M (2009) “City-regions: new geographies of uneven development and inequality” Regional Studies 43, 247-265
  • Jones M and Etherington D (2009) “Governing the skills agenda: insights from the Sheffield city-region” Local Economy 24, 68-79
  • Jessop B, Brenner N, and Jones M (2008) “Theorizing sociospatial relations” Environment and Planning D 26, 381-401
  • Jones M (2008) “Recovering a sense of political economy” Political Geography 27, 377-399
  • MacLeod G and Jones M (2007) “Territorial, scalar, networked, connected: In what sense a ‘regional world’?” Regional Studies 41, 1177-1191
  • Goodwin M, Jones M and Jones R (2006) “Devolution and economic governance in the UK: Rescaling territories and organisations” European Planning Studies 14, 979-995
  • Whitehead M, Jones M and Jones R (2006) “Spatializing the ecological Leviathan: The production of regional natures in the UK” Geografiska Annaler: Series B—Human Geography 88, 49-65
  • Jones M, Goodwin M, and Jones R (2005) “State modernization, devolution and economic governance: An introduction and guide to debate” Regional Studies 39, 397-403
  • Goodwin M, Jones M, and Jones R (2005) “Devolution, constitutional change and economic development: Explaining and understanding the new institutional geographies of the British state” Regional Studies 39, 421-436
  • Jones R, Goodwin M, Jones M, and Pett K (2005) “Filling in the state: Economic governance and the evolution of devolution in Wales” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 23, 337-360
  • Jones M (2005) “Geografie van regionalisering en regionalisme [geographies of regionalisation and regionalism]” AGORA: Tijdschrift voor Sociaal-Ruimtelijke Vraagstukken 21, 37-39
  • Jones R, Goodwin M, Jones M, and Simpson G (2004) “Devolution, state personnel and the production of new territories of governance in the UK” Environment and Planning A 36, 89-109
  • Etherington D and Jones M (2004) “Beyond contradictions of the workfare state: Denmark, welfare-through-work, and the promise of job-rotation” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 22, 129-148
  • Etherington D and Jones M (2004) “Whatever happened to local government? Local labour market policy in the UK and Denmark” Policy and Politics 32, 137-50
  • Jones M and Ward K (2004) “Capitalist development and crisis theory: Towards a fourth-cut” Antipode 36, 497-511
  • Etherington D and Jones M (2004) “Welfare-through-work and the re-regulation of labour markets in Denmark” Capital and Class 83, 19-45
  • Jones M and Jones R (2004) “Nation states, ideological power and globalisation: can geographers catch the boat?” Geoforum 35, 409-424
  • Jones M and MacLeod G (2004) “Regional spaces, spaces of regionalism: Territory, insurgent politics and the English question” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 29, 433-452
  • Jones M (2003) “Review of critical economic governance” Local Economy, 18, 272-274
  • Jones M (2004) “Social justice and the region: functional regionalization and civil society regionalism in England” Space and Polity 8, 157-189
  • Jones M and Ward K (2002) “Excavating the logic of British urban policy: Neoliberalism as the crisis of crisis-management” Antipode 34, 473-494
  • Jones M (2002) “Stappenplan voor een stedelijke renaissance[In What Sense an Urban Renaissance]” AGORA: Tijdschrift voor Sociaal-Ruimtelijke Vraagstukken 18, 16-19
  • Goodwin M, Jones M, Jones R, Simpson G, and Pett K (2002) “Devolution and economic governance in the UK: Uneven geographies, uneven capacities?” Local Economy 17, 200-215
  • MacLeod G and Jones M (2001) “Renewing the geography of regions” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 19, 669-695
  • Jones M (2001) “The rise of the regional state in economic governance: ‘Partnerships for prosperity’ or new scales of state power?” Environment and Planning A 33, 1185-1211
  • Jones M and Gray A (2001) “Social capital, or local workfarism? Reflections on Employment Zones” Local Economy 16, 178-186
  • Haughton G, Jones M, Peck J, Tickell A, and While A (2000) “Labour market policy as flexible welfare: Prototype Employment Zones and the new workfarism” Regional Studies 34, 669-680
  • Jones M and MacLeod G (1999) “Towards a regional renaissance? Reconfiguring and rescaling England’s economic governance” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 24, 295-313
  • MacLeod G and Jones M (1999) “Re-regulating a regional rustbelt:Institutional fixes, entrepreneurial discourses, and the politics of representation” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 17, 575-605
  • Ward K and Jones M (1999) “Researching local elites: Reflexivity, situatedness, and political-temporal contingency” Geoforum 30, 301-312
  • Jones M (1998) “Restructuring the local state: Economic governance or social regulation?” Political Geography 17, 959-988
  • Jones M and Ward K (1998) “Grabbing grants? The role of coalitions in urban economic development” Local Economy, 13, 28-39
  • Jones M (1997) “Spatial selectivity of the state? The regulationist enigma and local struggles over economic governance” Environment and Planning A 29, 831-864
  • Jones M (1997) “Skills revolution? Sorry, wrong number” Local Economy 11, 290-298
  • Jones M (1997) “The degradation of labour market programmes” Critical Social Policy 17, 91-104
  • Jones M and Ward K (1997) ‘Crisis and disorder in British local economic governance: Business Link and the Single Regeneration Budget’ Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 5, 154-165
  • Jones M (1996) “Full steam ahead to a workfare state? Analysing the UK Employment Department’s abolition” Policy and Politics 24, 137-157
  • Jones M (1996) “Business Links: A critical commentary” Local Economy 10, 71-78
  • Jones M (1996) “Opening up TECs: Implications of the TEC National Council accountability framework” Local Government Policy Making 23, 59-64
  • Jones M (1996) “TEC policy failure: Evidence from the baseline follow-up studies” Regional Studies 30, 509-515
  • Jones M (1996) “New-style chambers for Britain: A critical review” Regional Studies 30, 194-199
  • Jones M (1995) “Training and Enterprise Councils: A continued search for local flexibility” Regional Studies 29, 577-580
  • Peck J and Jones M (1995) “Training and Enterprise Councils: Schumpeterian workfare state, or what?” Environment and Planning A 27, 1361-1396

Book Chapters

  • Jones M (2013) “It’s like déjà vu, all over again” in M Ward and S Hardy (eds) Where Next for Local Enterprise Partnerships (Smith Institute, London)
  • Jones M (2013) “Polymorphic spatial politics: tales from a grassroots regional movement” in W Nicholls, J Beaumont and B Miller (eds) Spaces of Contention (Ashgate, Aldershot)
  • Heley J and Jones M (2012) “Devolution in Wales – fiddling with spatial governance while the economy burns” in M Ward and S Hardy (eds) Changing Gear – is Localism the New Regionalism? (Smith Institute, London)
  • Jessop B, Brenner N and Jones M (2012) “Theorizing sociospatial relations” in S Elden, TJ Barnes, M Batty, RJ Bennett, J Peck, N Thrift, and PA Longley (eds) Environment and Planning: Volume 4 (Sage, London)
  • Etherington D and Jones M (2011) “City-regions: new geographies of uneven development and inequality” in M Neuman and A Hull (eds) The Futures of the City Region (Routledge, London)
  • Jones M (2011) “The local in the global” in A Leyshon, R Lee, L McDowell and P Sunley (eds) The Sage Handbook of Economic Geography (Sage, London)
  • Jones M and MacLeod G (2011) “Territorial/relational: conceptualizing spatial economic governance” in A Pike, A Rodrigues-Pose and J Tomaney (eds) Handbook of Local and Regional Development (Routledge, London)
  • Jones M (2009) “Political Geography: State” in R Kitchin and N Thrift (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 10 (Elsevier, Oxford)
  • MacLeod G and Jones M (2009) “Territorial, scalar, networked, connected: In what sense a ‘regional world’?” in A Pike (ed) Whither Regional Studies? (Routledge, London)
  • Watkin S and Jones M (2008) “21st Century employment and training in the countryside? The rural ‘New Deal’ experience” in M Woods (ed) New Labour’s Countryside: Rural Policy in Britain Since 1997 (Policy Press, Bristol)
  • Jones M (2007) “Regional initiatives and responses” in I Douglas, R Huggett and C Perkins (eds) Companion Encyclopaedia to Geography: From Local to Global (Routledge, London)
  • Goodwin M, Jones M and Jones R (2006) “The Northern Ireland economy—developing economic development structures” in P Carmichael, C Knox and R Osborne (eds) Devolution and Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland (Manchester University Press, Manchester)
  • Goodwin M, Jones M and Jones R (2006) “The theoretical challenge of devolution and constitutional change in Britain” in M Tewdwr-Jones and P Allmendinger (eds) Territory, Identity and Space: Spatial Governance in a Fragmented Nation (Routledge, London)
  • MacLeod G and Jones M (2006) “Mapping the geographies of UK devolution: institutional legacies, territorial fixes, network topologies”, in in M Tewdwr-Jones and P Allmendinger (eds) Territory, Identity and Space: Spatial Governance in a Fragmented Nation (Routledge, London)
  • Jones M and MacLeod G (2005) “Regional spaces, spaces of regionalism: Territory, insurgent politics and the English question” in I Sagan and H Halkier (eds) Regionalism Contested: Institution, Society and Territorial Governance (Ashgate, Aldershot)
  • Jones M (2004) “The regional state and economic regulation: Regional regeneration or political mobilisation?” in A Wood and D Valler (eds) Governing Local and Regional Economies: Institutions, Politics and
  • Economic Development (Ashgate, Aldershot)
  • Jones M and Ward K (2004) “Neo-liberalism, crisis, and the city? The political economy of New Labour’s urban policy” in C Johnstone and M Whitehead (eds) New Horizons in British Urban Policy: Perspectives on New Labour's Urban Renaissance (Ashgate, Aldershot)
  • Goodwin M, Jones M, and Jones R (2003) “Constitutional change and economic governance: Territories and institutions” in S Hardy and L Bibby-Larsen (eds) Economic Governance Post-Devolution: Differentiation or Convergence? (Regional Studies Association, London)
  • Brenner N, Jessop B, Jones M, and MacLeod G (2003) “Introduction: State space in question” in Brenner N, Jessop B, Jones M, and MacLeod G (eds) State/Space: A Reader (Blackwell, Oxford)
  • Jones M (2003) “Critical realism, critical discourse analysis, concrete research” in JM Roberts and J Joseph (eds) Realism, Discourse and Deconstruction (Routledge, London)
  • Jones M and MacLeod G (2002) “Regional tensions: Constructing institutional cohesion?” In J Peck and K Ward (eds) City of Revolution: Restructuring Manchester (Manchester University Press, Manchester)
  • Jones M and Ward K (2002) “Excavating the logic of British urban policy: Neoliberalism as the crisis of crisis-management” in N Brenner and N Theodore (eds) Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe (Blackwell, Oxford)
  • Jones M (2001) “An interpretation of shifts within the governance of training policy in England and Wales’ in A Macononchie and S Hardy (ed) Regionalising the Knowledge Economy (Regional Studies Association, London)
  • Jones M (1998) “Partnerships as models of economic governance: A regulationist perspective” in Walzer N and Jacobs B (Eds) Public-Private Partnerships for Local Economic Development (Praeger, Westport)
  • Etherington D and Jones M (1998) “Negotiated governance: Welfare through work as an alternative to workfare’ in A Pike and D Sobers (eds) Integrated Approaches to Local and Regional Development Planning Policy (Regional Studies Association, London)
  • Jones M (1997) “Implementing Labour’s new deal: Lessons from the policy past” in S Hardy (eds) Community Economic Development: Linking the Grassroots to Regional Economic Development (Regional Studies Association, London)

Impact, Working Paper, Project Reports

  • Jones M (2010a) Coordinator, “The localities baseline audit-Cardiff ” (WISERD, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Swansea)
  • Jones M (2010b) Coordinator, “The localities baseline audit-Bangor” (WISERD, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Swansea)
  • Jones M (2010c) Coordinator, “The localities baseline audit-Aberystwyth (WISERD, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Swansea)
  • Jones M (2009) Coordinator, “Eight Thematic Audits: Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, Education and Young People, Language, Citizenship and Identity, Employment and Training, Economic Development and Regeneration, Crime, Public Space and Policing, Housing and Transport, Environment, Tourism and Leisure” (WISERD, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Swansea)
  • Jones M (2004) “Baseline data and intelligence on the learning and labour markets in Wales: Stakeholder perspectives” Report to National Council for Education and Training for Wales (ELWa, Bedwas)
  • Goodwin M, Jones M, and Jones R (2003) ‘Constitutional change and economic governance: Territories and institutions’ Project Report (L219252013) Economic and Social Research Council, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon
  • Jones M and Ward K (2002) “Urban policy under capitalism: Towards a ‘fourth-cut’ theory of crisis” Spatial Policy Analysis Working Paper 50, University of Manchester, School of Geography
  • Jones M (2001) “Time to overhaul the National Training Organisations’ Working Brief— Journal of the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion 120, 16-19
  • Goodwin M, Kay D, Buckley S, Jones M and Whitehead M (2000) “Regional strategies scoping study — Wales” Report to the National Assembly for Wales (National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff)
  • Haughton G, Peck J, Tickell A, Jones M, Littlewood S, and While A (2000) Prototype Employment Zones: A Qualitative and Contextual Evaluation (DfEE, London)
  • Haughton G, Peck J, Tickell A, Jones M, Littlewood S, and While A (2000) Prototype Employment Zones: A Qualitative and Contextual Evaluation (CUDEM, Leeds)
  • Jones M (1999) “Evaluation of prototype Employment Zones: North West Wales qualitative and contextual study” Final Report to the Employment Service (Employment Service, Sheffield)
  • Jones M (1999) “Evaluation of prototype Employment Zones: North West Wales qualitative and contextual study” Third Report to the Employment Service (Employment Service, Sheffield)
  • Jones M (1999) “Evaluation of prototype Employment Zones: North West Wales qualitative and contextual study” Second Report to the Employment Service (Employment Service, Sheffield)
  • Haughton G, Peck J, Jones M, Littlewood S, Tickell A and While A (1999) “Partner and client reactions to the consultation paper on fully-fledged Employment Zones” Report to the Employment Service (Employment Service, Sheffield)
  • Haughton G, Peck J, Allemendinger P, Littlewood S, Tickell A and While A (1999) “Prototype Employment Zones: Identifying and addressing recruitment problems” Report to the Employment Service (Employment Service, Sheffield)
  • Jones M and MacLeod G (1999) “Evaluation of prototype Employment Zones: North West Wales qualitative and contextual study” First Report to the Employment Service (Employment Service, Sheffield)
  • MacLeod G and Jones M (1998) “Re-regulating a regional rustbelt: Institutional fixes, entrepreneurial discourse, and the politics of representation” Spatial Policy Analysis Working Paper 40, University of Manchester, School of Geography
  • Jones M (1997) “Regions have their say on development agencies” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid, 87, 11-13
  • Jones M (1997) “Will Business Link stay afloat?” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 83, 9-11
  • Jones M (1997) “Voluntarism is failing to generate training investment” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid, 81, 9-11
  • Bewick T and Jones M (1997) “The role of further education colleges in skills training” Report to the Further Education Development Agency (FEDA, London)
  • Jones M (1997) “A big stick and a small carrot?” Training Tomorrow 11 (November) 5-6
  • Jones M (1997) “Take the money and run?” Training and Employment Network—News, 14-16
  • Jones M (1997) “Learning under Labour” Training Tomorrow 11 (February) 4-6
  • Jones M and Ward K (1996) “Are we doing the (un)important? Access, positionality and political-temporal contingency in local elite research” Business Elites and Urban Politics Working Paper 6, University of Manchester, School of Geography
  • Jones M and Ward K (1996) “Crisis and disorder in British local economic development: Business Link and the Single Regeneration Budget” Spatial Policy Analysis Working Paper 36, University of Manchester, School of Geography
  • Jones M (1996) “The trouble with Business Link” in Trade and Industry Committee Fifth Report, Business Link Volume ii: Memorandum (HMSO, London)
  • Jones M (1996) “TECs and local accountability: Options for reform” Local Government Information Unit, Reforming the Quango State 2, LGIU, London
  • Jones M (1996) “Training in urgent need of quality assurance” Working Brief —Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 71, 13-16
  • Jones M (1996) “TECs in crisis: New evidence of their modest contribution” Working Brief —Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 73,16-19
  • Jones M (1996) “Resolving the TEC crisis: Why easing financial controls isn’t the answer” Working Brief—Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 74, 14-19
  • Jones M (1996) “Changes planned in US job law hold implications for Britain” Working Brief —Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 75, 14-21
  • Jones M (1996) “DfEE hides behind rhetoric in defence of line on TECs” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 76, 7-10
  • Jones M (1996) “Investors in People: Labour’s corner stone or dead weight?” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 77, 22-25
  • Jones M (1996) “Is Business Link suffering from teething problems or policy failure?” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 78, 4-7
  • Jones M (1996) “TEC the money and run?” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 79, 16-18
  • Jones M (1996) “TECs: A guide to the debate and some options for reform” IMA Agenda August 3-5
  • Jones M (1995) “TECs surpluses and output-related funding” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 63, 8-9
  • Jones M (1995) “TEC accountability on the agenda” Working Brief— Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 64, 1-4
  • Jones M (1995) “Business Link and new-style chambers of commerce: A continuance of the economic development and democracy crisis” Local Work 67, Centre for Local Economic Strategies, Manchester
  • Jones M (1995) “New-style chambers of commerce proposed” Working Brief —Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 69, 15-17
  • Jones M (1995) “Business Links in trouble” Working Brief — Journal of the Unemployment Unit and Youth Aid 66, 20-21
  • Jones M (1995) “TECs, text and territoriality: Critical discourse analysis and local governance” Spatial Policy Analysis Working Paper 35, University of Manchester, School of Geography
  • Jones M (1995) “Spatial selectivity of the state? The regulationist enigma and local struggles over economic governance” Spatial Policy Analysis Working Paper 32, University of Manchester, School of Geography
  • Tickell A and Jones M (1995) “TECs and their boards: Sandwell TEC case study” Report to the Employment Department (Employment Department, Sheffield)
  • Peck J and Jones M (1995) “TECs and their boards: South and East Cheshire TEC case study” Report to the Employment Department (Employment Department, Sheffield)
  • Peck J and Jones M (1994) “TECs and their non-employer stakeholders: North Nottinghamshire TEC case study” Report to the Employment Department (Employment Department, Sheffield)
  • Peck J and Jones M (1994) “TECs and their non-employer stakeholders: MetroTEC (Wigan) case study” Report to the Employment Department (Employment Department, Sheffield)