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Department of Sociology 
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University of Malta
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Prof Godfrey Baldacchino

 

General Profile

Godfrey Baldacchino PhD (Warwick) is Full Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair (Island Studies), University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada; Visiting Professor of Sociology, University of Malta, Malta; and Executive Editor, Island Studies Journal (ISSN: 1715-2593).  He is a member of the International Advisory Board for The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs;  Member of the International Advisory Board for Asia Pacific Viewpoint; Director for Global Islands Network (GIN); Vice-President, International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA); Council Member, Islands Commission, International Geographical Union (IGU); and moderator of the island studies research website www.islandstudies.ca.

Professor Baldacchino has secured around Can$1 million in research funding since 2002.

He is the co/author of 19 books and monographs; and co/editor of 17 other publications, including Extreme Tourism: Lessons from the World’s Cold Water Islands (Elsevier, 2006); The Case for Non-Sovereignty (Routledge, 2009); and Island Enclaves (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010). He was also guest editor of various thematic issue scholarly journals, including International Journal of Educational Development (2001); Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (2004); World Development (2004); Geografiska Annaler (2005); Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (2006); International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (2010) and Space and Culture (2010). He is the author or co-author of some 80 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.



Research interests

Tourism Policies and Practices in 'Cold Water' Islands, Patterns of Governance in Sub-National Island Jurisdictions, The Impact of ‘island-mainland’ Bridges on Island Communities, Successful Small Business from Small Islands



Funded Projects

Ongoing

AIRS, Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing. Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2.5 million dollars. Partner and Sub-Theme Leader May 2009 – April 2016.

 

Completed

ETUI-MT, Industrial Relations in Malta. European Trade Union Institute, 4,000 euros. Principal Investigator, May 2008 – April 2009.

The J project (2), Offshoring strategies for subnational island jurisdictions. Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, 42,000 dollars. Principal Investigator, May 2008 – April 2010.

The J Project (1), Strategies of successful economic development for small island jurisdictions. Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, 262,000 dollars. Principal Investigator, May 2004 – April 2007.

IE-PEI, Imigrant Entrepreneurs on Prince Edward Island. Provincia Government of Prince Edward Island, 29,000 dollars. Principal Investigator, January 2006 – June 2008

UNRISD-SS, Small states and the resourcefulness of jurisdiction. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 7,500 dollars. Principal Investigator, January 2005 – January 2006.

IEHP, Internationally Educated Health Professionals on Prince Edward Island. Health Canada, 20,000 dollars. Principal Investigator, May 2008 – April 2010.

NISSOS, Successfull small scale manufacturing from small islands. EU Leonardo da Vinci, 600,000 euros. Lead Project Coordinator for Malta Enterprise, May 2003 – April 2006.

 


(Co-)Editor or Guest Editor of Books, Thematic Journal Issues & other Publications [link]

Single or Lead Author of Books, Reports and Monographs [link]


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Baldacchino, G. (2011) 87 ‘The Small State in Higher Education: A Conceptual Assessment’, Teaching in Higher Education, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 457-467.

Baldacchino, G. (2010) 'Imigrantes, turistas et otros de fora: “Venha visitar, mas não permaneça” – A ameaça de invasão para os sociedades insulares’ in M.L. Fonseca (ed.) Aproximando Mundos: Emigração, Imigração e Desenvolvimento em Espaços Insulares, Lisbon, Fundação Luso-Americana, pp. 63-86.

Baldacchino, G. ( 2010) ‘Re-Placing Materiality: A Western Anthropology of Sand’, Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 763-778.

Baldacchino, G. & C. Pleijel (2010) ‘European Islands, Development and the Cohesion Policy: A Case Study of Kökar, Åland Islands’, Island Studies Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 89-110.

Baldacchino, G. ( 2010) ‘Islands and Beers: Toasting a Discriminatory Approach to Small Island Manufacturing’, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 61-72.

Baldacchino, G. ( 2010) ‘‘Upside Down Decolonization’ in Sub-national Island Jurisdictions: Questioning the ‘Post’ in Postcolonialism’, Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp 188-202.

Baldacchino, G. & S. A. Royle (2010) ‘Postcolonialism and Islands: Introduction’, Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 140-143.

Baldacchino, G. (2010) 'Island Brands and ‘The Island’ as a Brand: Insights from Immigrant Entrepreneurs on Prince Edward Island’, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 378-393.

Baldacchino, G. (2010) 'The Island Lure: Editorial Introduction', International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 373-377.

Baldacchino, G. & R. Gatt (2009) 'Thirteen Years Later: Trade Unions in the Maltese Private Sector Revisited', Bank of Valletta Review (Malta), No. 40, pp. 29-45.

P. Vannini, Baldacchino, G., L. Guay. S. Royle & P. Steinberg (2009) 'Reterritorializing Canada: Arctic Ice’s Liquid Modernity and the Imagining of a Canadian Archipelago', Island Studies Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 121-138.

Baldacchino, G. (2009) ‘Governance in Small Places: The Unleashing of Asymmetric Federalism’ in G. Baldacchino, L. Felt & R. Greenwood (eds.) Remote Control: Governance Lessons for and from Small, Insular and Remote Regions, St John’s NL, ISER Press, pp. 114-134.

Baldacchino, G., R. Greenwood and L. Felt (2009) ‘Geography, Governance, and Development: Challenges Facing the Small, Insular and Remote’, in G. Baldacchino, L. Felt & R.  Greenwood (eds.) Remote Control: Governance Lessons for and from Small, Insular and Remote Regions, St John’s NL, ISER Press, pp. 1-16.

Baldacchino, G. & A. Gatt (2009) ‘Islands of Astronomy’, Island Studies Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 85-98.

Baldacchino, G. & G. Bertram (2009) ‘The Beak of the Finch: Insights into the Economic Development of Small, often Island, Economies’ The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 98, No. 401, pp. 141-160.

Baldacchino, G. ( 2009) ‘Thucydides or Kissinger? A Critical Review of Smaller State Diplomacy’ in T. Shaw and A. F. Cooper (eds.) The Diplomacies of Small States: Between Vulnerability and Resilience in the Global Political Economy, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 21-40.

Baldacchino, G. ( 2009) ‘Pangs of Nascent Nationalism from the Nationless State? Eurocoins and Undocumented Migrants in Malta, Post European Union Membership’, Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 148-165.

Baldacchino, G. (2008) 'Islands in Between: Martín García and other Geopolitical Flashpoints', Island Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.211-224.

Baldacchino, G. (2008) 'Studying Islands: On Whose Terms? Some Epistemological and Methodological Challenges to the Pursuit of Island Studies', Island Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 37-56.

Baldacchino, G. (2008) 'The Internationalization of SMEs in Malta: A Critical Assessment in the Context of Five European Island Regions' in L. Dana, I.M. Welpe, M. Han & V. Ratten (eds.) Handbook of Research on European Business and Entrepreneurship: Towards a Theory of Internationalization, UK, Edward Elgar, pp. 431-450.

Baldacchino, G. (2008) 'Trains of Thought: Railways as Island Antitheses', Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 29-40.

Baldacchino, G. (2008) 'Entrepreneurship in Smaller Jurisdictions: Appraising a Glocal Elite', Comparative Education, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 187-201.

Baldacchino, G. (2008) 'Population Dynamics from Peripheral Regions: A North Atlantic Perspective', European Journal of Spatial Development (on-line), ttp://www.nordregio.se/EJSD/refereed27.pdf.

Baldacchino, G. (2007) 'The Bridging Experience of Trans-Migration: Reflexive Sociology/ies from a Migrating Sociologist' in Sanda Nemeth-Badescu (ed.) From One Shore to Another: Reflections on the Symbolism of the Bridge, Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 88-103.

Baldacchino, G. (2007) 'Jurisdictional Capacity and Landscape Heritage: A Case Study of Malta & Gozo', Journal of Mediterranean Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 95-114.

Baldacchino, G. (2007) 'Islands as Novelty Sites', Geographical Review, Vol. 97, No. 2, pp. 165-174.

Baldacchino, G. (2007) 'Fixed Links and the Engagement of Islandness: Reviewing the Impact of The Confederation Bridge', The Canadian Geographer, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 323-336.

Baldacchino, G. & A. Spears (2007) 'The Bridge Effect: A Tentative Score Sheet for Prince Edward Island' in G. Baldacchino (ed.) Bridging Islands: The Impact of Fixed Links, Charlottetown, Acorn Press, 2007, pp. 49-68.

Baldacchino, G. (2007) 'Bridges and Islands: A Strained Relationship' in G. Baldacchino (ed.) Bridging Islands: The Impact of Fixed Links, Charlottetown, Acorn Press, pp. 1-13.

Baldacchino, G. (2007) ‘Introducing a World of Islands' in G. Baldacchino (ed.) A World of Islands: An Island Studies Reader, Malta and Canada, Agenda and Institute of Island Studies, pp. 1-29.


 

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