Martin Sokol
Associate Professor, Geography

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sokol, M., Towards a "newer" economic geography? Injecting finance and finacialization into economic geographies, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 6, (3), 2013, p501 - 515 Journal Article, 2013 URL URL DOI

Sokol, M., Silicon Valley in Eastern Slovakia? Neoliberalism, Post-Socialism and the Knowledge Economy, Europe - Asia Studies, 65, (7), 2013, p1324-1343 Journal Article, 2013

Sokol, M. , Silicon Valley in Eastern Slovakia? Neo-liberalism, knowledge economy and post-socialism., Europe-Asia Studies, 65, (7), 2013, p1324 - 1343 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

van Egeraat, C., Sokol, M., Stafford, P., Greater Dublin in the Celtic Tiger Economy: Towards a Polycentric Mega-City Region?, The Polycentric Metropolis: Learning from Mega-City Regions in Europe, 2012, p187-194 Journal Article, 2012

Sokol, M. , Economic Geographies of Globalisation: A Short Introduction., 1, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2011, 198pp Book, 2011 URL

Sokol, M., Van Egeraat, C., Williams, B., Revisiting the 'informational city': Space of flows, polycentricity and the geography of knowledge-intensive business services in the emerging global city-region of Dublin, Regional Studies, 42, (8), 2008, p1133-1146 Journal Article, 2008

Hoyler, M., Kloosterman, R.C., Sokol, M., Polycentric puzzles - Emerging Mega-City Regions seen through the lens of advanced producer services, Regional Studies, 42, (8), 2008, p1055-1064 Journal Article, 2008

Hoyler, Michael, Kloosterman, Robert C., Sokol, Martin, Polycentric puzzles - Emerging mega-city regions seen through the lens of advanced producer services, Regional Studies, 42, (8), 2008, p1055-1064 Journal Article, 2008

Sokol, Martin, Van Egeraat, Chris, Williams, Brendan, Revisiting the 'informational city': Space of flows, polycentricity and the geography of knowledge-intensive business services in the emerging global city-region of Dublin, Regional Studies, 42, (8), 2008, p1133-1146 Journal Article, 2008

Sokol, Martin, Space of flows, uneven regional development, and the geography of financial services in Ireland, Growth and Change, 38, (2), 2007, p224-259 Journal Article, 2007

Rochovská, A., Blažek, M., Sokol, M., Adding quality to geography: On the importance of qualitative research in human geography | Ako zlepši" kvalitu geografie: O dôležitosti kvalitatívneho výskumu v humánnej geografii, Geograficky Casopis, 59, (4), 2007, p323-358 Journal Article, 2007

Sokol, M., Space of flows, uneven regional development, and the geography of financial services in Ireland, Growth and Change, 38, (2), 2007, p224-259 Journal Article, 2007

Convery, F.J., McInerney, D., Sokol, M., Stafford, P., Organizing space in a dynamic economy: Insights for policy from the Irish experience, Built Environment, 32, (2), 2006, p172-183 Journal Article, 2006

Sokol, M., The 'knowledge economy': A critical view, Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories, 2005, p216-231 Journal Article, 2005

Sokol, M, Knowledge economy: Issues and challenges, Ekonomicky Casopis, 50, (1), 2002, p85-106 Journal Article, 2002

Sokol, M., Knowledge economy: Issues and challenges | Poznatková ekonomika: Problémy a výzvy, Ekonomicky casopis, 50, (1), 2002, p85-106 Journal Article, 2002

Sokol, M., Central and Eastern Europe a decade after the fall of state-socialism: Regional dimensions of transition processes, Regional Studies, 35, (7), 2001, p645-655 Journal Article, 2001

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sokol, M., Finance, Post-Socialism and Crisis: Critical Reflections, AAG Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA, April 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Sokol, M., Can Silicon Valley be replicated in post-socialist Eastern Europe?, CIG Annual Conference , Dublin, Ireland , May 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Research Expertise

Description

Economic geography; Urban and regional development; Geographies of knowledge economies; Post-socialist transformations; Geographies of finance.

Projects

  • Title
    • Searching for sustainable finance: geographies of financialization and debt in post-socialist East Central Europe (GEOFIN)
  • Summary
    • Aim : The key aim of the project is to develop a new, geographically-informed, theoretical framework for understanding socio-economic change in post-socialist East-Central Europe in the context of financialisation. Objective: To achieve the above aim, the overarching objective is to fuse two distinctive fields of geographical inquiry: the study of geographies of finance and financialization on the one hand, and geographical studies of post-socialist transformations on the other. These two fields of geographical study have contributed a lot to our understanding of two fundamental processes that have reshaped Europe and the world: (1) financialization (i.e. the process of growing role of finance in the economy and society) in the West, and (2) the transformation of economies and societies following the collapse of communism (state-socialism) in the East. However, to date, these two processes have been largely studied in isolation from each other, in geography and other social sciences alike. The key hypothesis of this project is that these two processes are interrelated in a number of ways and that they are mutually constitutive. The project therefore postulates that it is impossible to fully understand socio-economic change in post-socialist Europe without taking into account the implications of financialization; and, likewise, that it is impossible to fully understand the process of financialization without considering the implications stemming from the collapse of state-socialism. It is therefore expected that the project will have impact on both these fields of inquiry. Indeed, while building a new framework for understanding the post-socialist change is a prime concern, it is expected that the project will also feed into the debates on financialization. In doing so, it will contribute to the search of sustainable financial futures in Europe.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 19/12/2014
  • Date To
    • 20/11/2015
  • Title
    • The Regional Studies Association Research Network on Financial Geographies (FinGeo)
  • Summary
    • This project will allow FinGeo Network to organise the first ever global seminar series in financial geography.
  • Funding Agency
    • Regional Studies Association (RSA)
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2018

Keywords

ECONOMIC-GEOGRAPHY

Recognition

Memberships

Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG)

Economic Geography Research Group (EGRG)

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Regional Studies Association (RSA)

Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI)

Research network on geographies of finance and post-socialist transformations

Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo)