Department of History

Theories, Ideologies, and Politics of Spatial Planning in Russia and Germany, 1890s to 1945

Project summary

British Academy Small Grant, 2011-2013.

This project examines how Russian and German academics in the first half of the 20th century rethought the nature of economic space and how their ideas interacted with political developments and state policy. 

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It aims to offer new insights into modern European history; the significance of space as object of theory and practice; the complex relations among science, technology, culture, ideology and politics; and the discursive origins and institutional formation of a 'rational' approach to spatial analysis that has shaped both geography's evolution as a discipline and planning and policy in the modern world.

Who's involved

Nick Baron


British Academy


Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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