Dr Jamie Gough
Senior Lecturer in Town and Regional Planning
Room number: D26
Telephone (internal): 26909
Telephone (UK): 0114 222 6909
Telephone (International): +44 114 222 6909
I was awarded a BA in Physics and a PhD in Theoretical Physics both from Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. In 1976 I was awarded an Mphil in Town and Country Planning by University College, London.
I worked at the National Consumer Council as a consultant on rural transport before being appointed as a Research Fellow and then a Lecturer in the School of Geography and Planning at Middlesex Polytechnic. From 1983 – 86 I worked as a Professional Officer at the Greater London Council working on policy formulation and research.
I became Research Fellow in the School of Management and Economic Studies at University of Sheffield (1988 – 1991), and was appointed to the post of Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Sydney between 1993 and 1996. From 1996 – 2005 I was Senior Lecturer in the Division of Geography and Environmental Studies at Northumbria University.
I was appointed to the post of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, in 2005.
My research is concerned with the political economy of production and reproduction of people within localities and regions. I have also written extensively on abstract-theoretical and political topics, including the relations between social processes and space, the relations between state and society, models of economic and industrial organisation, and the nature of neoliberalism.
I am currently doing theoretical writing in three fields:-
• The politics of contemporary cities and regions in the more developed countries
• Theorising the scaling of the state
• Varieties of capitalism.
I am developing proposals for two projects of empirical research based mainly on the use of secondary data on:-
• Generalised rents and the meso-economy of regions: uneven development within South East England
• Recent restructuring of the geographies of work and home in South Yorkshire.
My teaching consists of a second-year undergraduate module on urban theory and politics, a Masters module on social theory in planning research, and a fourth-year/Masters module on local economic policy. I am tutor for all the third year undergraduate Extended Essays and Research Projects. I am personal tutor for the third year undergraduate students.
I teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including:
• Gough, J. (with Eisenschitz, A. and McCulloch, A.) Spaces of Social Exclusion, Abingdon: Routledge, 2006
• Gough, J. Work, Locality and the Rhythms of Capital, London: Abingdon: Routledge 2005
• Gough, J. (with Eisenschitz, A.) The Politics of Local Economic Policy: the problems and possibilities of local initiative, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993
• Gough, J. Changing scale as changing class relations: variety and contradiction in the politics of scale, Political Geography, 23 (2) 185-211, 2004
• Gough, J. Neoliberalism and socialisation in the contemporary city: opposites, complements and instabilities, Antipode, 34 (3) 405-26, 2002 ; republished as Ch.3 in N.Brenner and N.Theodore (eds.) Spaces of Neoliberalism: urban restructuring in North America and Western Europe, Oxford: Blackwell, 2002
Member of the Editorial Board; Capital and Class, International Planning Studies. Member of Advisory Board Praksis, Ankara. Referee (2007) and member of Advisory Committee (February 2009-11) for the ESRC Personal Research Fellowship of Tim Marshall (Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University), ‘Governance of infrastructure investment: a European comparison’. During the 1970s I was involved in the squatting movement in London, and in the 1970s and 1980s in the gay movement; since the mid-1990s I have been an active trade unionist.