Professor Andrew Cumbers

  • Professor in Regional Political Economy (Management)

telephone: 01413302291
email: Andrew.Cumbers@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

BA (University of Wales). PhD (University of Durham). Before moving to Glasgow, I worked at the Universities of Durham, Middlesex and Aberdeen as a researcher, lecturer in economic geography and in economic development.

Research interests

Areas of expertise:

  • Economic geography 
  • Urban and Regional development 
  • Public ownership
  • Economic democracy 
  • Employment relations

Grants

January 2016: ‘Economic Democracy and Public Policy’, ESRC Transformative Research Programme (£249,408). 

January 2014: 'Tackling Declining Cities: the UK in Comparative Context', Joseph Rowntree Foundation with colleagues at CURDS Newcastle (£100,000).

January 2011: ‘Urban Studies in Human Geography’, Urban Studies Foundation, Principle Investigator (£200,000).

April 2010: 'Connection, empowerment and exclusion in contemporary Britain: lived experiences of globalisation', Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Principle Investigator (£50,000)

January 2008 (with Paddison): ‘Urban Studies and Urban Political Economy’, Urban Studies Foundation, Principal Investigator (£1,000,000).

January 2007 (with Birch) ESRC: ‘Biotechnology Commodity Chains’, co-applicant. (£91,000).

November 2005 (with Birch) UNISON: ‘Impact of Public Sector Spending in Scotland’, Principal Investigator (£1,500).

October 2004 (with Shaw and MacKinnon) ESRC: ‘Changing Employment Relations in Privatised Industries: the Case of Rail’, co-applicant (£27,300). 

June 2004 (with Routledge) ESRC: ‘The Politics of Convergence Space in Global Justice Networks’, Principal Investigator (£80,635).

August 2003 (with Maclennan et al) SHEFC RDG: ‘Centre for Public Policy for Regions’ (CPPR), co-applicant (circa £1,000,000).

Supervision

Karen Bilsland
Maximising Space and Creativity on the Shopfloor

Gerry McCartney
Health, Justice and Economic Development

Claire McGrath
Alternative Financial Spaces: Credit Unions in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis

Alex McTier
Stadia-led Local Economic Development

Audrey Mutongi
Social Enterprise in the West of Scotland

Franziska Paul
Energy and Climate Change Politics

Nicola Pritchard
Water Governance and Economic Rights in Dar Es Salaam

Teaching

Undergraduate

Honours courses:

  • Uneven Development and the Global Economy
  • Economic Crises
  • Social and Community Entrepreneurship.

Postgraduate

  • Management Issues and Controversies

Additional information

Andrew is Managing Editor of the Journal Urban Studies and has served on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society. He is also a collaborating researcher with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Andrew has been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Cologne and Frankfurt and the Leibniz Institute for Urban and Regional Planning in Berlin. In 2015 he won the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for Evolutionary Political Economy for his book Reclaiming Public Ownership: Making Space for Economic Democracy (Zed).

Publications

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Number of items: 37.

2015

Ince, A., Featherstone, D., Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., and Strauss, K. (2015) British jobs for British workers? Contesting work, nation and globalisation through the Lindsey Oil Refinery disputes. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 47(1), pp. 139-157. (doi:10.1111/anti.12099)

Cumbers, A. (2015) Constructing a global commons in, against and beyond the state. Space and Polity, 19(1), pp. 62-75. (doi:10.1080/13562576.2014.995465)

2014

Shaw, D., Cumbers, A., McMaster, R., and Crossan, J. (2014) Preliminary research findings. In: Making Local Food Happen: Community Gardening in Glasgow, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK, 13 June 2014,

2013

Cumbers, A. (2013) Making space for public ownership: The re-municipalisation of public services through grassroots struggle and local state action. Planning Theory and Practice, 14(4), pp. 547-551. (doi:10.1080/14649357.2013.853470)

2012

Cumbers, A. (2012) Reclaiming Public Ownership: Making Space for Economic Democracy. Zed: London, UK. ISBN 9781780320076

Cumbers, A., and McMaster, R. (2012) Revisiting public ownership: knowledge, democracy and participation in economic decision making. Review of Radical Political Economics, 44(3), pp. 358-373. (doi:10.1177/0486613412440238)

Cumbers, A., and McMaster, R. (2012) Rethinking public ownership and participation. On the Horizon, 20(3), pp. 172-181. (doi:10.1108/10748121211256775)

Cumbers, A., and Routledge, P. (2012) Place, space and solidarity in global justice networks. In: Featherstone, D. and Painter, J. (eds.) Spatial Politics: Essays for Doreen Massey. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 213-223. ISBN 9781444338317 (doi:10.1002/9781118278857.ch15)

Featherstone, D.J., Ince, A., Mackinnon, D., Strauss, K., and Cumbers, A. (2012) Progressive localism and the construction of political alternatives. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37(2), pp. 177-182. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2011.00493.x)

2010

Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., and Shaw, J. (2010) Labour, organisational rescaling and the politics of production: union renewal in the privatised rail industry. Work, Employment and Society, 24(1), pp. 127-144. (doi:10.1177/0950017009353668)

Birch, K., MacKinnon, D., and Cumbers, A. (2010) Old industrial regions in Europe: a comparative assessment of economic performance. Regional Studies, 44(1), pp. 35-53. (doi:10.1080/00343400802195147)

Birch, K., and Cumbers, A. (2010) Knowledge, space, and economic governance: the implications of knowledge-based commodity chains for less-favoured regions. Environment and Planning A, 42(11), pp. 2581-2601. (doi:10.1068/a43191)

Cumbers, A., Helms, G., and Swanson, K. (2010) Class, agency and resistance in the old industrial city. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 42(1), pp. 46-73. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00731.x)

Cumbers, A., and McMaster, R. (2010) Socialism, knowledge, the instrumental valuation principle and the enhancement of individual dignity. Economy and Society, 39(2), pp. 247-270. (doi:10.1080/03085141003620162)

2009

MacKinnon, D., Cumbers, A., Pike, A., Birch, K., and McMaster, R. (2009) Evolution in economic geography: institutions, political economy, and adaptation. Economic Geography, 85(2), pp. 129-150. (doi:10.1111/j.1944-8287.2009.01017.x)

Pike, A., Birch, K., Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., and McMaster, R. (2009) A geographical political economy of evolution in economic geography. Economic Geography, 85(2), pp. 175-182.

Routledge, P., and Cumbers, A. (2009) Global Justice Networks: Geographies of Transnational Solidarity. Series: Perspectives on democratic practice. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719076855

2008

Cumbers, A., Nativel, C., and Routledge, P. (2008) Labour agency and union positionalities in global production networks. Journal of Economic Geography, 8(3), pp. 369-387. (doi:10.1093/jeg/lbn008)

Cumbers, A., Routledge, P., and Nativel, C. (2008) The entangled geographies of global justice networks. Progress in Human Geography, 32(2), pp. 183-201. (doi:10.1177/0309132507084818)

MacKinnon, D., Cumbers, A., and Shaw, J. (2008) Rescaling employment relations: key outcomes of change in the privatised rail industry. Environment and Planning A, 40(6), pp. 1347-1369. (doi:10.1068/a39203)

2007

Cumbers, A. (2007) Grassrooting network imaginaries: relationality, power, and mutual solidarity in global justice networks. Environment and Planning A, 39(11), pp. 2575-2592.

Cumbers, A. (2007) Institutional features, path dependencies and regional industrial change: comparing mature and embryonic clusters in an old industrial region. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 7(39509), 424-444(21).

Cumbers, A. (2007) Public sector spending and the Scottish Economy: crowding out or adding value? Scottish Affairs, 58, 36-56-.

2006

Cumbers, A. (2006) Regulating the new urban poor: Local labour market control in an old industrial city. Space and Polity, 10(1), pp. 67-86.

Routledge, P., Nativel, C., and Cumbers, A. (2006) Entangled logics and grassroots imaginaries of global justice networks. Environmental Politics, 15, pp. 839-859. (doi:10.1080/09644010600937272)

2005

Cumbers, A. (2005) Genuine renewal or pyrrhic victory? The scale politics of trade union recognition in the UK. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 37(1), pp. 116-138. (doi:0.1111/j.0066-4812.2005.00476.x)

2004

Cumbers, A. (2004) Embedded internationalisms: building transnational solidarity in the British and Norwegian trade union movements. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 36(5), pp. 829-850. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2004.00457.x)

Chapman, K., MacKinnon, D., and Cumbers, A. (2004) Adjustment or renewal in regional clusters? A study of diversification amongst SMEs in the Aberdeen oil complex. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 29, pp. 382-396.

MacKinnon, D., Chapman, K., and Cumbers, A. (2004) Networking, trust and embeddedness amongst SMEs in the Aberdeen oil complex. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 16, pp. 87-106. (doi:10.1080/08985620410001677826)

2003

Cumbers, A., Mackinnon, D., and Chapman, K. (2003) Innovation, collaboration, and learning in regional clusters: a study of SMEs in the Aberdeen oil complex. Environment and Planning A, 35(9), pp. 1689-1706. (doi:10.1068/a35259)

Cumbers, A., Mackinnon, D., and McMaster, R. (2003) Institutions, power and space - Assessing the limits to institutionalism in economic geography. European Urban and Regional Studies, 10(4), pp. 325-342. (doi:10.1177/09697764030104003)

2002

Cumbers, A. (2002) When brown was red. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 12, pp. 64-78.

Mackinnon, D., Cumbers, A., and Chapman, K. (2002) Learning, innovation and regional development: a critical appraisal of recent debates. Progress in Human Geography, 26(3), pp. 293-311. (doi:10.1191/0309132502ph371ra)

2001

Cumbers, A., and Martin, S. (2001) Changing relationships between multinational companies and their host regions? A case study of Aberdeen and the international oil industry. Scottish Geographical Journal, 117(1), pp. 31-48. (doi: 10.1080/00369220118737109)

2000

Cumbers, A. (2000) Globalization, local economic development and the branch plant region: the case of the Aberdeen oil complex. Regional Studies, 34(4), pp. 371-382. (doi:10.1080/00343400050078141)

Cumbers, A. (2000) The national state as mediator of regional development outcomes in a global era - A comparative analysis from the UK and Norway. European Urban and Regional Studies, 7(3), pp. 237-252.

Cumbers, A., and Atterton, J. (2000) Globalisation and the contested process of international corporate restructuring: employment reorganisation and the issue of labour consent in the international oil industry. Environment and Planning A, 32(9), pp. 1529-1544.

This list was generated on Tue Jun 30 17:32:04 2015 BST.
Number of items: 37.

Articles

Ince, A., Featherstone, D., Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., and Strauss, K. (2015) British jobs for British workers? Contesting work, nation and globalisation through the Lindsey Oil Refinery disputes. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 47(1), pp. 139-157. (doi:10.1111/anti.12099)

Cumbers, A. (2015) Constructing a global commons in, against and beyond the state. Space and Polity, 19(1), pp. 62-75. (doi:10.1080/13562576.2014.995465)

Cumbers, A. (2013) Making space for public ownership: The re-municipalisation of public services through grassroots struggle and local state action. Planning Theory and Practice, 14(4), pp. 547-551. (doi:10.1080/14649357.2013.853470)

Cumbers, A., and McMaster, R. (2012) Revisiting public ownership: knowledge, democracy and participation in economic decision making. Review of Radical Political Economics, 44(3), pp. 358-373. (doi:10.1177/0486613412440238)

Cumbers, A., and McMaster, R. (2012) Rethinking public ownership and participation. On the Horizon, 20(3), pp. 172-181. (doi:10.1108/10748121211256775)

Featherstone, D.J., Ince, A., Mackinnon, D., Strauss, K., and Cumbers, A. (2012) Progressive localism and the construction of political alternatives. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37(2), pp. 177-182. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2011.00493.x)

Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., and Shaw, J. (2010) Labour, organisational rescaling and the politics of production: union renewal in the privatised rail industry. Work, Employment and Society, 24(1), pp. 127-144. (doi:10.1177/0950017009353668)

Birch, K., MacKinnon, D., and Cumbers, A. (2010) Old industrial regions in Europe: a comparative assessment of economic performance. Regional Studies, 44(1), pp. 35-53. (doi:10.1080/00343400802195147)

Birch, K., and Cumbers, A. (2010) Knowledge, space, and economic governance: the implications of knowledge-based commodity chains for less-favoured regions. Environment and Planning A, 42(11), pp. 2581-2601. (doi:10.1068/a43191)

Cumbers, A., Helms, G., and Swanson, K. (2010) Class, agency and resistance in the old industrial city. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 42(1), pp. 46-73. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00731.x)

Cumbers, A., and McMaster, R. (2010) Socialism, knowledge, the instrumental valuation principle and the enhancement of individual dignity. Economy and Society, 39(2), pp. 247-270. (doi:10.1080/03085141003620162)

MacKinnon, D., Cumbers, A., Pike, A., Birch, K., and McMaster, R. (2009) Evolution in economic geography: institutions, political economy, and adaptation. Economic Geography, 85(2), pp. 129-150. (doi:10.1111/j.1944-8287.2009.01017.x)

Pike, A., Birch, K., Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., and McMaster, R. (2009) A geographical political economy of evolution in economic geography. Economic Geography, 85(2), pp. 175-182.

Cumbers, A., Nativel, C., and Routledge, P. (2008) Labour agency and union positionalities in global production networks. Journal of Economic Geography, 8(3), pp. 369-387. (doi:10.1093/jeg/lbn008)

Cumbers, A., Routledge, P., and Nativel, C. (2008) The entangled geographies of global justice networks. Progress in Human Geography, 32(2), pp. 183-201. (doi:10.1177/0309132507084818)

MacKinnon, D., Cumbers, A., and Shaw, J. (2008) Rescaling employment relations: key outcomes of change in the privatised rail industry. Environment and Planning A, 40(6), pp. 1347-1369. (doi:10.1068/a39203)

Cumbers, A. (2007) Grassrooting network imaginaries: relationality, power, and mutual solidarity in global justice networks. Environment and Planning A, 39(11), pp. 2575-2592.

Cumbers, A. (2007) Institutional features, path dependencies and regional industrial change: comparing mature and embryonic clusters in an old industrial region. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 7(39509), 424-444(21).

Cumbers, A. (2007) Public sector spending and the Scottish Economy: crowding out or adding value? Scottish Affairs, 58, 36-56-.

Cumbers, A. (2006) Regulating the new urban poor: Local labour market control in an old industrial city. Space and Polity, 10(1), pp. 67-86.

Routledge, P., Nativel, C., and Cumbers, A. (2006) Entangled logics and grassroots imaginaries of global justice networks. Environmental Politics, 15, pp. 839-859. (doi:10.1080/09644010600937272)

Cumbers, A. (2005) Genuine renewal or pyrrhic victory? The scale politics of trade union recognition in the UK. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 37(1), pp. 116-138. (doi:0.1111/j.0066-4812.2005.00476.x)

Cumbers, A. (2004) Embedded internationalisms: building transnational solidarity in the British and Norwegian trade union movements. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 36(5), pp. 829-850. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2004.00457.x)

Chapman, K., MacKinnon, D., and Cumbers, A. (2004) Adjustment or renewal in regional clusters? A study of diversification amongst SMEs in the Aberdeen oil complex. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 29, pp. 382-396.

MacKinnon, D., Chapman, K., and Cumbers, A. (2004) Networking, trust and embeddedness amongst SMEs in the Aberdeen oil complex. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 16, pp. 87-106. (doi:10.1080/08985620410001677826)

Cumbers, A., Mackinnon, D., and Chapman, K. (2003) Innovation, collaboration, and learning in regional clusters: a study of SMEs in the Aberdeen oil complex. Environment and Planning A, 35(9), pp. 1689-1706. (doi:10.1068/a35259)

Cumbers, A., Mackinnon, D., and McMaster, R. (2003) Institutions, power and space - Assessing the limits to institutionalism in economic geography. European Urban and Regional Studies, 10(4), pp. 325-342. (doi:10.1177/09697764030104003)

Cumbers, A. (2002) When brown was red. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 12, pp. 64-78.

Mackinnon, D., Cumbers, A., and Chapman, K. (2002) Learning, innovation and regional development: a critical appraisal of recent debates. Progress in Human Geography, 26(3), pp. 293-311. (doi:10.1191/0309132502ph371ra)

Cumbers, A., and Martin, S. (2001) Changing relationships between multinational companies and their host regions? A case study of Aberdeen and the international oil industry. Scottish Geographical Journal, 117(1), pp. 31-48. (doi: 10.1080/00369220118737109)

Cumbers, A. (2000) Globalization, local economic development and the branch plant region: the case of the Aberdeen oil complex. Regional Studies, 34(4), pp. 371-382. (doi:10.1080/00343400050078141)

Cumbers, A. (2000) The national state as mediator of regional development outcomes in a global era - A comparative analysis from the UK and Norway. European Urban and Regional Studies, 7(3), pp. 237-252.

Cumbers, A., and Atterton, J. (2000) Globalisation and the contested process of international corporate restructuring: employment reorganisation and the issue of labour consent in the international oil industry. Environment and Planning A, 32(9), pp. 1529-1544.

Books

Cumbers, A. (2012) Reclaiming Public Ownership: Making Space for Economic Democracy. Zed: London, UK. ISBN 9781780320076

Routledge, P., and Cumbers, A. (2009) Global Justice Networks: Geographies of Transnational Solidarity. Series: Perspectives on democratic practice. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719076855

Book Sections

Cumbers, A., and Routledge, P. (2012) Place, space and solidarity in global justice networks. In: Featherstone, D. and Painter, J. (eds.) Spatial Politics: Essays for Doreen Massey. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 213-223. ISBN 9781444338317 (doi:10.1002/9781118278857.ch15)

Conference Proceedings

Shaw, D., Cumbers, A., McMaster, R., and Crossan, J. (2014) Preliminary research findings. In: Making Local Food Happen: Community Gardening in Glasgow, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK, 13 June 2014,

This list was generated on Tue Jun 30 17:32:04 2015 BST.