City Talks: The revenge of the places that don’t matter — and what to do about it

Could the various populist ballot-box successes of recent years be seen as the revenge of 'left-behind' places against the status quo? And are they driven more by territorial factors than...

Podcast published on 5 June 2018

Could the various populist ballot-box successes of recent years be seen as the revenge of ‘left-behind’ places against the status quo? And are they driven more by territorial factors than social or demographic ones? These are the arguments made by Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, as set out in his recent paper: ‘The revenge of the places that don’t matter (and what to do about it)’. You can download the paper here.

In this episode of City Talks, Professor Rodríguez-Pose joins Andrew Carter to unpack his theory and explore how place-sensitive policies and interventions could be used to develop the potential of the ‘places that don’t matter’.

Read our blog with further reflections on this podcast here.

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