Ash Amin, FBA is Professor of Geography and Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. He has led research on the social economy for over a decade, focusing on conceptualisation, local variations, and grounded social experience. This work has been funded by the European Commission and by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. His recent books include Cities (with Nigel Thrift, Polity, 2002), Placing the Social Economy (with Angus Cameron and Ray Hudson, Routledge, 2002), Architectures of Knowledge (with Patrick Cohendet, Oxford University Press, 2004), The Blackwell Cultural Economy Reader (edited with Nigel Thrift, Blackwell Press, 2005), Community, Economic Creativity and Organisation, (edited with Joanne Roberts, Oxford University Press, 2008), Thinking about Almost Everything (edited with Michael O’Neill, 2009, Profile Books).
Edited by Ash Amin, Zed Books, UK, September 2009