Johnston, Ron, 1941-2020

by Charles Pattie, Professor Peter Taylor FBA and Professor Kelvyn Jones FBA

15 Dec 2021
Number of pages
22 (pages 89-109)

Ron Johnston was one of the leading human geographers of his generation, a remarkably energetic, prolific and intellectually curious scholar. He was an early advocate of quantitative geography who took a keen interest in the intellectual development of his subject. He was particularly known for his major contributions in urban geography, political geography (especially the analysis of electoral systems), his passionate use of empirical evidence to evaluate theory and policy, the intellectual history of human geography and the promotion of the discipline.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, 20

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