Prof Rhys Jones
My work lies at the intersection between political, historical and cultural geography and focuses in particular on the various geographies of the state and its related group identities. I have addressed the geographies of the state in a variety of contexts, ranging from the various organisational, territorial and cultural changes associated with the state-making process in medieval Wales to the more contemporary processes of territorial and functional restructuring affecting the UK state. My work on these themes has appeared in a variety of different journal articles as well as a monograph - People/States/Territories - published by Blackwell as part of the RGS-IBG Book Series. I have also examined the geographies of group identity in a number of different contexts. Work here includes my research on the emergence of ethnic identities in medieval Wales and my more current research on the geographies of Welsh identity in the late twentieth century. This latter work has recently appeared in a book entitled Placing the Nation (with Carwyn Fowler). My research, to date, has been supported by funding from the ESRC, the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the University of Wales' Board of Celtic Studies.
I teach on a number of these research themes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Most of teaching is done through the medium of Welsh but I also teach on some English-medium modules in the field of political geography. I have also sought to consolidate my competence in teaching through publishing a textbook entitled An Introduction to Political Geography (with Martin Jones and Mike Woods). My competence in teaching was confirmed when I received an Aberystwyth University Award for Teaching Excellence in 2005.
- DA28700 - Lleoli Gwleidyddiaeth
- DA28720 - Lleoli Gwleidyddiaeth
- DA10110 - Pobl a Lle
- DA32220 - Daearyddiaethau Cenedlaetholdeb
- DA22420 - Gwaith Maes Daearyddiaeth
- GG22420 - Geography Fieldwork
- PGM1120 - Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis (1120)
Neuroliberalism: Behavioural Government in the 21st Century. Taylor & Francis Cadair2017.
Psychological Governance and Public Policy: Governing the Mind, Brain and Behaviour. Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics Taylor & Francis, Abingdon Cadair2016.
Governing Mindfully: shaping policy makers' emotional engagements with behaviour change. In (eds) Emotional States: Sites and Spaces of affective governance. Taylor & Francis pp. 69-84. Cadair2016.
National bodies and affects: A reply to Antonsich and Skey. Progress in Human Geography pp. 1-3. Cadair2016.
Nations, materialities and affects. Progress in Human Geography Cadair2016.
National sustainabilities. Political Geography 51 pp. 53-62. Cadair2016.
Youth organizations and the reproduction of nationalism in Britain: the role of Urdd Gobaith Cymru. Social and Cultural Geography 17 (5) pp. 714-734. Cadair2016.
Mindfulness, Behaviour Change and Engagement in Environmental Policy. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair2016.
Mindfulness, Behaviour Change and Engagement in Public Policy - Evaluation Report 2. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth Cadair2016.
(RE)Inhabiting Awareness: Geography and Mindfulness. Social and Cultural Geography 17 (4) pp. 553-573. Cadair2015.
An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics. 2ndth edn, Taylor & Francis Cadair2014.
The ‘problem gambler’ and socio-spatial vulnerability. In (eds) Problem Gambling: Cognition, Prevention and Treatment. Springer Nature, London pp. 156-187. Cadair2014.
Mindfulness, Behaviour Change and Engagement in Public Policy: An Evaluation. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University2014.
Nudging All Over the World: Assessing the global impact of the behavioural sciences on public policy. Economic and Social Research Council Cadair2014.
The geographies of policy translation: How nudge became the default policy option. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32 (1) pp. 54-69. Cadair2014.
The art of choosing and the politics of social marketing. Policy Studies 35 (2) pp. 97-114. Cadair2014.
Post-pastoral?: Rethinking religion and the reconstruction of rural space. Rurality – New Perspectives and Themes Conference. Cadair2013.
Behaviour Change policies in the UK: An anthropological perspective. Geoforum 48 pp. 33-41. Cadair2013.
Changing Behaviours: On the Rise of the Psychological State. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham Cadair2013.
Networking communities: mobility, nationalism and the historical geographies of connective infrastructures. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)2013.
Mobility: geographies, histories, sociologies. Transfers 3 (1) pp. 147-165. Cadair2013.
Geography, libertarian paternalism and neuro-politics in the UK. Geographical Journal 178 (4) pp. 302-307. Cadair2012.
Rescaling the state: Devolution and the geographies of economic governance. Devolution Manchester University Press Cadair2012.
Network nation. Environment and Planning A 45 (4) pp. 937. Cadair2012.
State encounters. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30 (5) pp. 805-821. Cadair2012.
Governing Temptation: Changing behaviour in and Age of Libertarian Paternalism. Progress in Human Geography 35 (4) pp. 483-501.2011.
Interventions in the political geography of ‘libertarian paternalism’. Political Geography 30 (6) pp. 301-310. Cadair2011.
Pwtiau a’r ymgais i newid ymddygiad yn y Deyrnas Gyfunol. Cyfres Seminarau Ymchwil Cyfrwng Cymraeg Prifysgol Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth University’s Welsh medium Research Seminar Series). Cadair2011.
The Geographies of Soft Paternalism in the UK: The Rise of the Avuncular State and Changing Behaviour after Neoliberalism. Geography Compass 5 (1) pp. 50-62. Cadair2011.
Governing irrationality, or a more than rational government? Reflections on the re-scientisation of decision-making in British Public Policy. Environment and Planning A 43 (12) pp. 2819-2837. Cadair2011.
Big Society's Little Nudges: The Changing Politics of Health Care in an Age of Austerity. Political Studies 1 (3) pp. 85-87. Cadair2010.
Anssi Paasi. In (eds) Anssi Paasi. Key Thinkers on Space and Place, 2nd edition SAGE Publications pp. 315-320. Cadair2010.
Learning beyond the state: the pedagogical spaces of the CAB service. Citizenship Studies 14 (6) pp. 725-738.2010.
'Symbols of Justice': The Welsh Language Society’s campaign for bilingual road signs in Wales, 1967-1980. Journal of Historical Geography 35 (2) pp. 350-375.2009.
Hot, banal and everyday nationalism: Bilingual road signs in Wales. Political Geography 28 (3) pp. 164-173.2009.
Making up the Welsh citizen: Wales and the Citizens' Advice Bureau. Trafodion Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas y Cymmrodorion | Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion 15 Cadair2009.
Governing temptation: the emerging geographies of soft paternalism. Governing temptation: the emerging geographies of soft paternalism. Cadair2009.
Conveying the state: the role of CAB Service advisors. Conveying the state: the role of CAB Service advisors. Cadair2009.
Imperial and anti-imperial constructions of civilisation: engagements with the pre-modern past. Geopolitics 13 (4) pp. 730-735. Cadair2008.
Fractured intellectuals and the nation: Cynog Dafis and Welsh nationalism. Contemporary Wales 21 (1) pp. 130-149. Cadair2008.
Wales. In (eds) Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview. 1st edn, Greenwood Publishing Group pp. 1631-1641. Cadair2008.
The political geographies of the Welsh nation. In (eds) Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview. Greenwood Publishing Group Cadair2008.
Relocating nationalism: on the geographies of reproducing nations. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 33 (3) pp. 319-334. Cadair2008.
Placing the Nation: Aberystwyth and the Reproduction of Welsh Nationalism. Politics and Society in Wales Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press Cadair2008.
People - States - Territories: The Political Geographies of British State Transformation. Wiley2007.
The nature of the state: excavating the political ecologies of the modern state. Oxford University Press Cadair2007.
Placing and scaling the nation. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 25 (2) pp. 332-354.2007.
Where is Wales?: Narrating the territories and borders of the Welsh linguistic nation. Regional Studies 41 (1) pp. 89-101. Cadair2007.
Spatializing the Ecological Leviathan: Territorial Strategies and the Production of Regional Natures. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 88 (1) pp. 49-65.2006.
Devolution and economic governance in the UK: Rescaling territories and organizations. European Planning Studies 14 (7) pp. 979-995. Cadair2006.
The theoretical challenge of devolution and constitutional change in the United Kingdom. In (eds) Territory, Identity and Spatial Planning: Spatial governance in a fragmented nation. Taylor & Francis pp. 35-46. Cadair2006.
New Geographies of Citizenship. Citizenship Studies 9 (5) pp. 439-451. Cadair2005.
Environmentalism and nationalism in the UK. Environmental Politics 14 (4) pp. 541-545. Cadair2005.
Devolution, constitutional change and economic development: explaining and understanding the new institutional geographies of the British state. Regional Studies 39 (4) pp. 421-436.2005.
Unsettling geographical horizons: Exploring premodern and non-european imperialism. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95 (1) pp. 141-161.2005.
Filling in' the state: economic governance and the evolution of devolution in Wales. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 23 (3) pp. 337-360. Cadair2005.
Aberystwyth: Cryd cenedlaetholeb Cymreig. Barn Cadair2005.
Economic governance and devolution. Regional Studies 39 Cadair2005.
State modernization, devolution and economic governance: An introduction and guide to debate. Regional Studies 39 (4) pp. 397-403. Cadair2005.
An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics. 1stth edn, Taylor & Francis Cadair2004.
What time human geography? Progress in Human Geography 28 (3) pp. 287-304.2004.
Devolution, state personnel, and the production of new territories of governance in the United Kingdom. Environment and Planning A 36 (1) pp. 89-109. Cadair2004.
Nation states, ideological power and globalisation: can geographers catch the boat? Geoforum 35 (4) pp. 409-424. Cadair2004.
Devolution and economic governance in the UK: uneven geographies, uneven capacities? Local Economy 17 (3) pp. 200-215. Cadair2002.