Showing posts from September, 2017

Determinants of foreign direct investment: an institutional perspective (MSc Thesis)

Resumo  O Investimento Direto Estrangeiro (IDE) desempenha um papel, cada vez mais importante, nas economias do mundo inteiro. Os IDE permitem aos países de acolhimento, um aumento das trocas comerciais, a criação de pólos de competitividade, a transferência de tecnologia, a modernização de empresas locais e a criação de emprego. Reconhecendo estes efeitos, as economias em desenvolvimento implementam medidas de atratividade para beneficiar dos IDE. A qualidade das instituições torna-se um fator que explica as diferenças entre os países; uma melhor qualidade das instituições é um meio eficaz de atratividade de IDE. Este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar a relação das variáveis institucionais com o IDE. Com base no conjunto de mais de 200 países pelo período, aproximado, de 60 anos, encontraram-se evidências de uma relação causal entre essas variáveis e o IDE. Para tal, recorre-se ao uso do método dos dados em painel e os estimadores de efeitos fixos. Como variáveis explicativas foram…



Post-Doc in land-change analysis

Post-Doc in land-change analysis Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is a part of the ETH domain. Approximately 500 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.
The Research Unit Landscape Dynamics studies patterns, causes and processes of landscape change. The ERC-project CONCUR develops and tests a theoretical model on how planning contributes to the development of urban regions. For this, WSL is offering a position starting in February 2018 as a Post-Doc in land-change analysis You will test for the urban region of Austin, TX (USA) the theoretical model and tools currently designed by the CONCUR team. This test will be conducted in collaboration with testing efforts in two other areas. Specifically, you will conduct expert interviews, analyze planning documents and perform spatial analyses in GIS to perform an in-dep…

Arcplan invites authors interested in the exploration of urban design and planning in the Arab world

Arcplan invites authors interested in the exploration of urban design and planning in the Arab world to submit original works that include both empirical and theoretical research, although cross-boundary regional research is simultaneously appreciated. Arcplan also encourages ‘controversial’ discussions that raises lead threads on contemporary development challenges. For more details please visit Arcplan website

Xosé Henrique Vázquez analiza o estado da innovación en Galicia


Post doctoral researcher project Branding as new governance tool (1,0 FTE, 4 years)

At the department of Public Administration and Sociology  there is a vacancy for a post doc working on the field of new forms of governance especially branding in governance processes. The post doc will be employed for 4 years and be financed by two grants. First of all through a grant in the Vital Cities program of the Erasmus University and secondly additional founding will be secured through the EU funded research project Tropico. International research activities (possibly case studies but maybe also other research activities like experiments) are very likely to be part of the research. Participating in two projects Within the vital cities project the post doc will work on the theme branding as new governance tool to include citizens to tackle social problems. Brands, especially when created and sustained interactively, can create identity and a sense of belonging but also motivate other actors to co-operate in tackling social problems. In this research we explore the possibilitie…

New report summerises the knowledge and knowledge gaps on plastics in Nordic marine species

How is ecosystem services included in policy?


The Place Dimension of Cities & Regions: Governance, Industrial Development & Sustainability

The Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2017The Place Dimension of Cities & Regions: Governance, Industrial Development & SustainabilityThursday 16th– Friday 17th November 2017
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London, UK
The abstract submission deadline has been extended until 21st September 2017. Below you will find the list of the confirmed stellar line-up of plenary speakers for the conference. Plenary SpeakersProfessor Lisa de Propris, University of Birmingham, UKDr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School, USAMoray Gilland, European Commission, BelgiumProfessor Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley, USAJon Potter, OECD, FranceProfessor David Bailey, Aston University, UK
RapporteurDr. Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath, UKPlenary ChairsMark Tewdwr-Jones, Newcastle University, UK
Sally Hardy, Regional Studies Association, UK
Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK
Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University, USA Submission & Registration Detail…

Creating the Rotterdam of Tomorrow | Rinske Brand | TEDxRotterdam


CONCUR From plans to land change: Linking paradigms to establish and test a theoretical model of how planning contributes to the development of urban regions | Global Land Programme

Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru

Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon leaders in Peru. Local leaders in the central Amazon region of Ucayali say the victims were targeted last Friday because they had refused to give up their land. A police report seen by the Guardian details how the farmers’ bodies were found early on Saturday dumped in a stream near the Bajo Rayal hamlet where the men had lived.

Governance Networks in the Public Sector

ONLINE NOW: Oliveira, E. (2017) Book Review - Governance Networks in the Public Sector. Governance, 30(4): 732.734.