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Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox

Emeritus Faculty


(614) 292-7948

1055 Derby Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Political Geography
  • Geographic Thought
  • Marx


  • Ph.D., 1966 University of Illinois
  • M.A., 1963 University of Illinois,
  • B.A., 1961 Cambridge University, England

Current CV: Download (PDF)

Interests: Political Geography, Geographic Thought, Marx

Current Research: I am a political geographer with strong interests in the politics of local and regional development, the city, the history of geographic thought, and South Africa. I am particularly interested in pursuing these topics using a Marxist framework of understanding.

Courses Taught:
International Studies 356-Globalization Geography 3701-The Making of the Modern World
Geography 3600-Political Geography
Geography 5602-Urban Political Geography:"Conflict, Power and Politics in the City"
Geography 8100-The Development of Geographic Thought
Geography 8601-Seminar on Theory of Political Geography: "An Introduction to Marxist Geography"

Select Publications:
Cox, K.R., 2011. From the new urban politics to the new metropolitan politics. Urban Studies.

Cox, K R., 2011. Institutions of Local and Regional Development. Chapter 23 in A Pike, A Rodrigues-Pose and J Tomaney (eds.), A Handbook of Local and Regional Development.Routledge.

Cox K R., and R. Negi, 2010. The state and the question of development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Review of African Political Economy.

Cox, K.R., 2010. The problem of metropolitan governance and the politics of scale. Regional Studies.

Cox K.R., 2009. 'Rescaling the State' in question. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.