Michael E. Shin, Ph.D.
Department of Geography
1255 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1524
office: 1255 Bunche Hall
1998, Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado.
1995, M.A., Geography, University of Colorado.
1992, B.A., magna cum laude, International Affairs, University of Colorado .
GIS, political geography and spatial analysis
My research interests include: geographic information systems (GIS), political and economic geography, and Italian politics and society. I am especially interested in reconciling universal (global) assumptions about political and economic patterns with particular (regional/local) outcomes and processes. By exploring the ways in which geographic concepts such as place, context and diffusion are linked to politics and economics, valuable insights into democracy and economic development can be obtained. To evaluate this interplay between the global and local, I frequently use geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial data analysis in my research. My methodological expertise and interest in geographical data analysis and visualization is also reflected in my teaching.
Shin, M. 2010.
A geospatial analysis of market integration: the case of the 2004/5 market crisis in Niger. Food Security.
Shin, M. 2010.
Una rivoluzione verde? Riflessioni geografiche sul successo della Lega Nord. Il Regno n.6/2010: 147-151.
Shin, M. 2009. Show Me the Money! The Geography of Contributions to California's Proposition 8, California Journal of Politics and Policy: Vol. 1 : Iss. 1, Article 28.
Shin, M. 2009. Democratizing electoral geography: Visualizing votes and political
Neogeography. Political Geography 28: 149-152. DOI:10.1016/j.polgeo.2009.03.001
Shin, M. and J. Agnew. 2008.
Berlusconi's Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics. Temple University Press.
Shin, M. and J. Agnew. 2007.
The Geographical Dynamics of Italian Electoral Change, 1987-2001. Electoral Studies 26: 287-302.
Shin, M., J. Agnew, S. Breau and P. Richardson. 2006.
Place and the Geography of Italian Export Performance. European Urban and Regional Studies 13: 195-208.
Shin, M. 2004.
Globalization and Health. In Globalization and Its Outcomes (J. O’Loughlin, L. Staeheli and E. Greenberg, eds.), pp. 193-208. New York: Guilford Publications.
Shin, M. 2002. Measuring economic globalization: Spatial hierarchies and market topologies. Environment and Planning A 34: 417-428.
Shin, M. and J. Agnew. 2002. The geography of party replacement in Italy, 1987-1996. Political Geography 21: 221-242.
Shin, M. 2001. The politicization of place in Italy. Political Geography 20: 331-352.
Shin, M. and M. Ward. 1999. Lost in space: The political geography of the defense-growth trade-off, 1985-1995. Journal of Conflict Resolution 43:793-817.
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