The politics of space and place is a sub-theme of The Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) and it brings together researchers from three chair groups within Wageningen University (WUR) – Cultural Geography (GEO), Rural Sociology (RSO) and Sociology of Development Change (SDC) – and beyond to advance critical-constructive scholarship within the social sciences. This theme brings together a variety of academic researchers and PhD candidates from different disciplines and fields at Wageningen University who are engaged in the study of politics, governance and the production of space and place.
Vision and Scope: We study the politics, governance and planning of space and place (including but not limited to planning and design approaches) from post- structualist and relational perspectives. This implies places are seen as the outcome of past actions, communications and decisions setting the possibilities and limits for new ones.
This theme includes issues on the intersection of governance, geography and sociology, including: democracy of planning and design, citizenship and participation, conflicts over and in places, natural resource management, food provisioning, land tenure, object-, subject- and identity formation.