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Profiles

Professor Richard Gibb

Role

Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Geography. DPhil (Oxon). FRGS.

Professional membership

Institute of Gritish Geographers, Royal Geographical Society

Teaching interests

The political economy of globalisation, Southern Africa, development.

Current Teaching

1st Year: GGH1005: The Political Economy of Globalisation

GGX1001/1002: Stage One Tutorials

GGX1010: Stage One Fieldcourse

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

V. Research students supervised

1988-1992 David, M. Smith, PhD. ‘The Channel Tunnel Rail Link: Opportunities and Problems for Regional Economic Development’. Second supervisor Dr. Mark Wise. External examiner Prof. John Farrington (University of Aberdeen).

1994-1997 Theresa. M. Lowndes, PhD. ‘Privatisation, Rural railways and Community Development’. Second supervisor Clive Charlton. External examiner Dr. Richard Knowles (University of Salford).

1994-1998 Ian Newman, M.Phil., The Impact of Competition on the Nature and Evolution of Cross Channel Surface Passenger Transport. Second Supervisor Prof. David Pinder. External examiner Dr. Brian Hoyle (University of Southampton).

1996-1999 Jonathan Shaw, PhD. ‘Privatising Britain’s Passenger Railway: Expectations and Outcomes of the ‘Free’ Market Approach’. Second supervisor Clive Charlton. External Examiner Prof. Phillip Goodwin (University of Oxford).

1998-2001 Roger J. Levermore, PhD. ‘The European Union-South Africa Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement: Decision-making, Participation and Perceived Economic Impacts’, Second supervisor Prof. Mark Cleary. External Examiner Prof. David Simon (Royal Holloway).

2004 – 2009 Annette Elliott. ‘Building Positive Peace?  A Gendered Analysis of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security’ Second supervisor Dr Patrick Holden.

2006 - 2010 Ian Murphy, PhD. 'Private Military Companies, Peacekeeping, and African States: A Critical Analysis of PMCs in Peacekeeping Operations in Africa' Second supervisor Dr Jamie Gaskarth.

2006 – 2010 Karen Treasure, PhD. ‘The Power of Empowerment: Recognising Power Relations within 'Development' for Communities in Zambia’ Second supervisor Dr Rebecca Davies.

Authored/Edited Books

2002 Gibb, R.A., Hughes, T., Mills, G., and Vaahtoranta, T. (eds.) Globalisation, African Recovery and the New African Initiative, South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg.

1994 Gibb, R. A. and Michalak, W. Z. (eds.) Continental Trading Blocs; The Growth of Regionalism in the World Economy, John Wiley, London.

1994 Gibb, R. A. (ed.) The Channel Tunnel: A Geographical Perspective, John Wiley, London.

1992 Wise, M. and Gibb, R. A. Single Market to Social Europe: The European Community in the 1990s, Longman, London.

Recent book Chapters

2007 Gibb, R. A. The New Southern African Customs Union and sub-Saharan

(Forthcoming) Africa: a core-periphery relationship? In: Erasmus, G. (ed.) The Southern African Customs Union, University of Cape Town Press.
2003 Gibb, R.A. International and regional trade in Eastern and Southern Africa. In: Potts, D. and Boyer-Bower, T. (eds.), Eastern and Southern Africa: Development challenges in a volatile region, pp. 295-327, Pearson Education, London.

2002 Lemon, A. and Gibb, R.A. Trade, aid and foreign investment: South Africa, Southern Africa and the European Union. In: Lemon, A. and Rogerson, C. (eds.), Geography and economy in South Africa and its neighbours', chapter 16, pp.292-314, Ashgate, Aldershot.

2002 Gibb, R.A. Globalisation and African economic recovery: Compatibility or contradiction. In: Gibb, R.A., Hughes, T., Mills, G., and Vaahtoranta, T. (eds.), Globalisation, African recovery and the New African Initiative, Chapter 3, pp.9-23, South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg.

2002 Gibb, R. A. Regional economic integration. In: Lemon, A. and Rogerson, C. (eds.) Geography and economy in South Africa and its neighbours, Chapter 15, pp.273-291, Ashgate, Aldershot.

2002 Gibb, R.A. Developments in the European Union: implications for Southern Africa. In: Mills, G. (ed.) SADC-EU Relations: looking back moving forward, chapter 6, pp.113-128, South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg.

Recent publications in peer-reviewed journals

2007 Gibb, R. A. Regionalism in post-apartheid Southern Africa. (Accepted

(forthcoming) for publication in TESG).

2006 Gibb, R. A. ‘The New Southern African Customs Union Agreement: dependence with democracy’, Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 32, No. 3, September 2006. pp. 583-603, ISSN: 1465-3893

2006 Gibb, R. A. ‘The European Union’s ‘Everything But Arms’ development initiative and sugar: Preferential access or continued protectionism?’, Applied Geography, vol 26, pp. 1-17, ISSN 0143-6228
2003 Gibb, R. A. Globalisation and Africa’s economic recovery: a case study of the European Union-South Africa post-apartheid trading regime, Journal of Southern African Studies, 29 (4), pp. 885-901.

2000 Gibb, R.A. European Union decision-making, South African Yearbook of International Affairs, 2000, pp. 409-414

2000 Gibb, R A. Post-Lomé: the European Union and the South. Third World Quarterly, 21, pp. 457-481.

Recent journal Papers – Professional Journals

2006 Gibb, R. A. Rationalisation or redundancy? Strategies for making eastern and southern Africa’s regional trade units relevant, Working paper 04/06, The Brenthurst Foundation, Johannesburg.
2003 Gibb, R. A. and Mills, G. Now Nepad must walk the talk, Business Day (South Africa), 17th November, p.9.

2003 Gibb, R.A. Too many free trade areas?, SADC Barometer, (2) p.3. South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg.

2002 Gibb, R. A. Juggling globalisation and Africa’s recovery, Business Day (South Africa), January 31, p.11.

2002 Gibb, R. A. Shadow of Zimbabwe could blight the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, Business Day (South Africa), 27th May.

2002 Gibb, R.A. The European Union edges closer to momentous marriage, Business Day (South Africa), December 10, 2002, p.9.

2001 Gibb, R.A. and Lemon, A. Zimbabwe in crisis, Geography Review, 14, 24-29.

2000 Gibb, R A. Trade not aid: The European Union’s post Lomé strategy, Geography Review, 13, pp. 19-23.

2001 Gibb, R.A. Southern Africa: Integration Quest, Oxford Analytica, 6, pp.7-9. Oxford