Magyarul | Sitemap | Login

SCOTT Wesley James

James Wesley Scott
Transdanubian Research Institute


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : James Wesley Scott

Place and date of birth : Oakland (California), April 20th,1956

Marital status : single


E-mail james.scott(at)

Education and training

1979University of California at Berkeley — BA Biology
1986Free University Berlin — MA Geography
1990Free University Berlin — PhD Geography
2006Free University Berlin — Habilitation

Language skills

German (writes, reads, lectures)
Spanish (writes, reads, lectures)
English (writes, reads, lectures)

Places of work and employment

1992—2000Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung — Research Fellow
2000—2006Freie Universität Berlin — Assistant Professor
2006—2008Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung — Senior Reearch Fellow
2008—Karelian Institute at the University of Eastern Finland — Professor of Regional and Border Studies
2013—CERS HAS Institute for Regional Studies — Research Associate, Head of Research Group in Border and Borderlands Studies

Teaching activities

2008—Professor, Karelian Institute at the University of Eastern Finland

Scientific activity

2005—International Advisory Group for the BRIT (Border Regions in Transition) Network, Member
2007—2009Association of Borderlands Scholars, President-elect and President
2007—Academy of Regional Research and Regional Planning, Corresponding member
2008—2010Scientific advisory board for the “Russia in Flux”, Chairman
2008—International Advisory Board of Journal of Borderlands Studies, Member
2009—Geographical Society of Finland, Member

Editorial Membership

2005—Journal of Borderlands Studies, Book review editor
2006—Carta Regional Económica (University of Guadalajara, Mexico), Member of Editorial Board
2009—Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, Member of Editorial Board
2010—Space and Society (Tér és Társadalom), Member of Editorial Board

Research fields

border studies
political geography, geopolitics, europeanisation
cross-border cooperation, border regions
urban and regional development
European and North American geography
regional and urban governance

Trips abroad

1998—1999Visiting Scholar, University of Guadalajara (12 hónap) sponsor: German Science Foundation Fellowship, topic: Urban and regional development — Mexico
2000Visiting Scholar, University of Tampere (4 hónap) sponsor: Jean Monnet Programme, topic: Border Studies — Finland
2001—2002Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (12 hónap) sponsor: University of California, topic: Urban and Regional Development — United States
2004Visiting Scholar, University of Joensuu (3 hónap) sponsor: University of Joensuu, topic: Border Studies — Finland
2007Visiting Professor, University of Barcelona (4 hónap) sponsor: Jean Monnet Programme, topic: Urban and Regional Development — Spain
2012—2013Distinguished Scientist Fellowship, CERS HAS Institute for Regional Studies (10 hónap) sponsor:Hungarian Academy of Sciences, topic: Border Studies — Hungary


Complete list of publications and citations (MTMT Hungarian Scientific Bibliography)

Selected list of scientific publications

    Scott JW: Constructing Familiarity in Finnish-Russian Karelia: Shifting Uses of History and the Re-Interpretation of Regions. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES 21:(1) pp. 75-92. (2013)

Keresztély K, Scott JW: Urban Regeneration in the Post-Socialist Context: Budapest and the Search for a Social Dimension. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES 20:(7) pp. 1111-1134. (2012)

   Scott JW, Kuhn M: Urban Change and Urban Development Strategies in Central East Europe: A Selective Assessment of Events Since 1989. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES 20:(7) pp. 1093-1109. (2012)

   Scott JW, Laine J: Borderwork: Finnish-Russian co-operation and civil society engagement in the social economy of transformation. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 24:(3-4) pp. 181-197. (2012)

   Scott JW: Reflections on EU Geopolitics: Consolidation, Neighbourhood and Civil Society in the Reordering of European Space. GEOPOLITICS 16:(1) pp. 146-175. (2011)

   Scott JW, Liikanen I: Civil society and the 'Neighbourhood' - Europeanization through cross-border cooperation? JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION 32:(5) pp. 423-438. (2010)

   Scott JW, van Houtum H: Reflections on EU territoriality and the 'bordering' of Europe. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY 28:(5) pp. 271-273. (2009)

   Scott JW: Smart growth as urban reform: A pragmatic 'recoding' of the new regionalism. URBAN STUDIES 44:(1) pp. 15-35. (2007)

   Scott JW: The EU and 'Wider Europe': Toward an alternative geopolitics of regional cooperation? GEOPOLITICS 10:(3) pp. 429-454. (2005)

   Scott JW: Baltic Sea regionalism, EU geopolitics and symbolic geographies of co-operation. JOURNAL OF BALTIC STUDIES 33:(2) pp. 137-155. (2002)

   Scott JW: Cross-border governance in the Baltic Sea Region. REGIONAL AND FEDERAL STUDIES 12:(4) pp. 135-153. (2002)

   Scott JW: A Networked Space of Meaning? Spatial Politics as Geostrategies of European Integration. SPACE AND POLITY 6:(2) pp. 147-167. (2002)

   Scott JW: Transboundary cooperation on Germany's Borders: Strategic regionalism through multilevel governance. JOURNAL OF BORDERLANDS STUDIES 15:(1) pp. 143-167. (2000)

   Scott JW: European and North American contexts for cross-border regionalism. REGIONAL STUDIES 33:(7) pp. 605-617. (1999)

   Scott JW: Planning cooperation and transboundary regionalism: implementing policies for European border regions in the German-Polish context. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-GOVERNMENT AND POLICY 16:(5) pp. 605-624. (1998)

   Scott JW: A határmenti együttműködés nemzetközi rendszerei: Németország, Lengyelország és az EU. TÉR ÉS TÁRSADALOM 11:(3) pp. 117-131. (1997)

   Scott JW, Collins K: Inducing transboundary regionalism in asymmetric situations: The case of the German‐Polish Border. JOURNAL OF BORDERLANDS STUDIES 12:(1-2) pp. 97-121. (1997)

   Scott JW: The institutionalization of transboundary cooperation in Europe: Recent development on the Dutch‐German Border. JOURNAL OF BORDERLANDS STUDIES 8:(1) pp. 39-66. (1993)

   Scott JW: Transborder Cooperation, Regional Initiatives, and Sovereignty Conflicts in the Upper Rhine Valley. PUBLIUS-THE JOURNAL OF FEDERALISM 19:(1) pp. 139-156. (1989)