Julia Salom Carrasco

Spanish geographers works and the evolution of the geographical research in Spain

This paper analyses the evolution and characteristics of the Spanish geographers works since 1975 in three interdisciplinary media which are specialised in regional studies, and it links these changes with the evolution of the geographical research in Spain. The results reveal than since the beginning of the 80s, the interest in the applied topics (regional development policies, planning and urban policies, regional planning) have been increasing as well as the quantitative techniques use. However, since mid 90s till today, the contribution of the geographers, which was really important in the 80s, has been drastically reduced. Finally, some current Spanish geography fields of work are pointed out because, from the author’s point of view, they can be particularly interesting to the regional science development.

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