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Alun Jones

Full Professor of Geography

School Of Geography
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168683
Email: alun.jones@ucd.ie

Biography

Alun Jones is Professor of Geography in the College of Social Sciences and Law. From 2007-2010 he was Head of School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy. Between 2011-2014 he was Vice-Principal for Research in the then UCD College of Human Sciences. In 2015 he was appointed Vice-Principal for Research, Innovation and Impact in the new UCD College of Social Sciences and Law. He chairs the College's Research Committee and is a member of both the University's Research Committee and Research Impact Committee. In 2016 he was appointed to the University's Faculty Promotion Committee. He has also chaired the University's Seed Funding Committee and the formative committee on UCD Research Impact.

Prior to joining UCD in 2007 he was Professor of Human Geography, Head of Department, and Chair of the Social Sciences Research Committee at the University of Leicester (2004-2007), and before that Lecturer, then Associate Professor (Reader) of Human Geography at University College London. He has also held visiting posts at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Lund, Bonn and Warsaw. In 1999-2000 he was made a visiting Fellow at St Catherine's College University of Oxford, in 2002-2004 was awarded a senior Leverhulme Research Fellowship, in 2005 presented with the Edward Heath Award by the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers for his contribution to research on EU governance, and in 2006 made an Academician of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences (FAc.SS) in the United Kingdom in recognition of his scholarship on the European Union. In April 2011 he was elected to the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) and in October 2011 to the Academia Europaea (European Academy). He is currently a member of the Social Sciences Executive of the Academia Europea , Chair of the Geosciences and Geographical  Sciences committee of the RIA, and IGU National contact point for Ireland.

Alun Jones' research interests lie in political geography and critical geopolitics particularly in the context of the European Union, its governance, and external representation and links with neighbouring states and regions. With the support of a French Government Scholarship, his doctoral work examined institutionalism and agricultural reform in the Languedoc-Roussillon of France. His work on European governance has received numerous sources of support including the award of a Robert Schuman scholarship at the European Parliament secretariat (research division) in Luxembourg.

Alun Jones' current research and publications activities focus on four principal areas:

·         Geographies of Diplomacy 

·         Theoretical/conceptualisation of EU decision making melding political science and political geography perspectives.

·          Political Geography of Europeanization.

·          Discursive geopolitics of EU projection and the politics of neighbourhood especially in the Mediterranean and Arctic.

Professor Jones is currently on the Editorial Board of the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (Impact Factor 2015= 3.17) and is the author of numerous books and international peer-reviewed papers on the political geography of European Union governance, Europeanization and the Mediterranean, and diplomacy. He has organised and chaired many sessions at the Association of American Geographers' meetings- most recently in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and New Orleans (2018). His work has appeared in high-impact geography and political science journals including inter alia Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2006, 2009, 2013), Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (2000, 2003, 2008,2016,2017), Geopolitics (2008, 2011) Political Geography (2009, 2011), European Urban and Regional Studies (2011, 2013, 2014), Journal of Common Market Studies (2011) and Geoforum (2013, 2015). He has held prestigious scholarships and fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, Deutsche Akademische Austausdienst (DAAD), British Council and the Institut Francais, as well as research grants totalling in excess of Euros 1.5 million from the European Commission. He is currently part of a Marie Curie International Network on the Mediterranean with research teams in Morocco, Algeria, Italy, Israel and Portugal. Professor Jones is on the advisory board of UCD's Dublin European Institute (DEI ). At UCD Professor Jones lectures on the Political Geographies of European Integration, Critical Geopolitics, and research methods through international fieldclasses (Brussels, Reykjavik) at graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Jones, A. (2016) [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, March 2016, San Francisco , 11-MAR-16 - 11-MAR-16.
Jones, A. (2015) [Oral Presentation], M4 H2020, Paris Sorbonne, May 2015, Paris Sorbonne , 19-MAY-15 - 19-MAY-15.
Jones, A. (2015) [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers Chicago April 2015, Chicago , 17-APR-15 - 17-APR-15.
Jones, A. (2015) [Oral Presentation], Pan- European Conference on International Relations, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, September 2015, Sicily , 23-SEP-15 - 23-SEP-15.
Jones, A. (2015) [Oral Presentation], Medchange, Casablanca, February 2015, Casablanca , 12-FEB-15 - 12-FEB-15.
Jones, A. (2014) [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, April 2014, Tampa , 24-APR-14 - 24-APR-14.
Jones, A. (2014) [Oral Presentation], Medchange, Marrakesh, March 2014, Marrakesh , 12-MAR-14 - 12-MAR-14.
Jones, A. (2013) [Oral Presentation], 20th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Amsterdam, June 2013, Amsterdam , 20-JUN-13 - 20-JUN-13.
Jones, A. (2013) [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, April 2013, Los Angeles , 19-APR-13 - 19-APR-13.
Jones, A. (2013) [Oral Presentation], Medchange, Benevento, March 2013, Benevento , 14-MAR-13 - 14-MAR-13.
Jones, A. (2012) [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, New York 2012, New York , 22-OCT-12 - 22-OCT-12.
   

Education

Year 1980 Institution: University of Nottingham
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1981 Institution: University of Durham
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1986 Institution: University of Leicester
Qualification: PhD Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Jones, A. and Clark JRA ; (2010) The Spatialities of Europeanization: Power, Governance and Territory in 'EU'rope. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge-Cavendish. Available Online [Details]
Jones, A and Clark, JR; (2001) The Modalities of European Union Governance: New Institutionalist Explanations of Agri-Environment Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available Online [Details]
Alun Jones (1995) The European Union: A Guide Through the Maze. London: Kogan page. [Details]
Alun Jones (1994) The New Germany. New York: John Wiley. [Details]

Book Chapters

Clark, J. and Jones, A. (2017) 'Europe of the Regions' In: Paasi, A. et al (eds). Handbook of Regions and Territories. London: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Jones, A. (2017) 'States and Supranationalism' In: Mamadouh, V (eds). Geographies of Globalization. London: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Jones, A. (2015) 'Europe and the EU' In: Global Regions (eds). Jones, A. (2015) Europe and the EU in Agnew, J (ed) Global Regions. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Jones, A.; (2011) ''Making regions for EU Action': the EU and the Mediterranean '' In: Bialasiewicz, L (eds). Europe in the World: EU geopolitics and the making of European space. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
Jones, A. and Clark, J.R.; (2007) 'Diversification, networks and rural futures' In: Jones, A. and Clark, J.R.; (eds). Contemporary Rural Futures: Essays in Honour of Richard Munton. London: UCL Press. , pp.168-189 [Details]
Jones, A.; (2003) 'Tunisian relations with the EU: history in five phases' In: Jones, A.; (eds). Tunisian Sabel: Continuity and Change. London: Ashgate. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Jones, Alun. and Clark, J. (2017) 'Assembling Geographies of Diplomacy under Neoliberalism'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, . [DOI] [Details]
Clark, J. and Jones,Alun (2017) '(Dis-) ordering the state: territory in Icelandic statecraft'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42 (1):123-138. [Details]
Jones, Alun and Clark, J. (2016) 'Contemporary Geopolitical Positionings of Iceland Towards 'Europe' and the Nordic States'. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 107 (2):147-161. [DOI] [Details]
Jones, Alun and Clark, J (2015) 'Mundane Diplomacies for the Practice of European Geopolitics'. Geoforum, 62 :1-12. [DOI] [Details]
Bialasiewicz, L., Giaccaria, P., Jones, Alun, Minca, C. (2013) 'Re-scaling 'EU'rope: EU macro-regional fantasies in the Mediterranean'. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20 (1):59-76. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Clark, J and Jones, Alun (2013) 'The great implications of spatialisation: Grounds for closer engagement between political geography and political science?'. Geoforum, 45 :305-314. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Jones, Alun. and Clark, J. (2013) 'Practicing Geographical Uniqueness: The Geopolitics of Prenegotiation and Icelandic Accession to the European Union'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103 (6):1437-1451. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Jones, Alun and Clark, J. (2013) ''A modern-day Icelandic saga': Political places and negotiating spaces at the northern frontier of 'EUrope''. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20 (1):77-90. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Clark J and Jones, Alun (2012) 'After the Collapse: strategic selectivity, state elites and managing EUrope in Iceland'. Political Geography, . [Details]
Clark, J. and Jones, Alun (2011) ''Telling Stories about Politics': Europeanization and the EU's Council Working Groups'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 49 :341-366. [DOI] [Details]
Jones, Alun and Clark, J. (2011) ''Geopolitical behaviours, visions and self-images of 'EU'rope''. Geopolitics, 16 (1):246-252. [Details]
Clark, J and Jones, A. ; (2011) ''Spatialising politics of 'EU'ropean political practice: transacting 'eastness' in the EU''. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 29 (2):291-308. [Details]
Jones, A,Clark, J,Cameron, A; (2010) 'The Global Economic Crisis and the Cohesion of Europe'. Eurasian and East European Geography and Economics, 51 :35-51. [DOI] [Details]
Bialasiewicz, L,Dahlman, C,Apuzzo, GM,Ciuta, F,Jones, A,Rumford, C,Wodak, R,Anderson, J,Ingram, A; (2009) 'Interventions in the new political geographies of the European 'neighborhood''. Political Geography, 28 :79-89. [DOI] [Details]
Jones, A; (2009) 'Questionable actorness and presence: projecting 'EU'rope in the Mediterranean'. Political Geography, 28 (2):79-90. Available Online [Details]
Clark, J. and Jones, A.; (2009) 'Europeanization and its discontents'. Space and Polity, . [Details]
Mercille, J. and Jones, A.; (2009) ''Practising radical geopolitics: logics of power and the Iranian nuclear crisis''. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, . [Details]
Clark, J., Jones, A., ; (2008) 'The spatialities of Europeanisation: territory, government and power in 'EUrope''. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33 (3):300-318. [Details]
Jones A., Clark J. (2008) 'Europeanization and discourse building: the European Commission, European narratives and the European neighbourhood policy'. Geopolitics, 13 (3):1-27. Available Online [Details]
Jones, A.; (2006) 'Narrative-based production of State spaces for International Region Building: Europeanization and the Mediteranean'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 96 (2):415-431. [Details]
Jones, A.; (2006) 'Pax Bruxellensis-Pax Mediterranea'. Transatlantic Quarterly, . [Details]
Jones, A.; (2003) 'Power in place: viticultural spatialities of globalization and community empowerment in the Languedoc'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 27 :11-29. [Details]
Jones, A. and Clark, J. (2003) 'From filiere to territoire: changing rural policy in the Languedoc'. Modern & Contemporary France, 11 (3):335-347. [Details]
Jones, A. and Clark, J.; (2002) 'D'accord or Discord?: New Institutionalism, Concordance and the EU's Agriculture Council'. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 20 :113-129. [Details]
Clark, J.and Jones, A.; (2001) 'Territorial policies and transformative politics? Agri-environmentalism in the central Spain'. Environment and Planning A, 33 :2049-2070. [Details]
Jones, A. and Clark J.; (2000) 'Of Vines and Policy Vignettes: Sectoral Evolution and Institutional Thickness in the Languedoc'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 25 :333-35 7. [Details]
Jones, A. and Clark, J.; (1999) 'The European Parliament: Agenda Territories and Agri-Environment Policymaking'. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 17 :127-144. [Details]
Clark, J.R. and Jones, A.; (1999) 'From Policy Insider to Policy Outcast? COPA, European Union Policymaking, and the EU's Agri-environment Regulation'. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 17 :637-653. [Details]
Clark, JR and Jones, A; (1998) ''Agricultural Elites, Agrarian Beliefs, and their Impact on the Evolution of Agri-Environment Policies: an Examination of the British experience''. Environment and Planning A, 30 :2227-2243. Available Online [Details]
Jones, A. and Clark, J.R.; (1998) 'The Agri-environment Regulation: The Role of the European Commission in Policy Shaping and Setting'. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 16 :51-68. [Details]
Jones,A. and Clark, J. (1997) 'New Directions in Rural Policy: a German Perspective'. Built Environment, 23 :229-235. [Details]
Clark, J.R. and Jones, A.; (1997) ''Conceptualising the Evolution of the EU’s Agri-environment Policy: a Discourse Approach''. Environment and Planning A, 29 :1869-1885. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Jones, A.; (2007) Pax Bruxellensis-Pax Mediterranea Irish Geography Conference Trinity College, Dublin, [Details]
Jones, A.; (2006) Pax Bruxellensis-Pax Mediterranea Association of American Geographers Chicago, [Details]

Published Reports

Jones, A., Cleere, L. et al. (2014) Furthering the Research impact of UCD: Report of the Beyond Publications Committee. UCD, Dublin. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Jones, A.; (2002) Innovation, Diversification and European Agricultural Situations, Final Report to the Commission of the European Communities. European Commission, Brussels. [Details]
                                                                   

Monographs:- Peer Reviewed

Jones, A. and Clark, J.R.; (2010) The Spatialities of Europeanization. New York: Monographs:- Peer Reviewed [Details]