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Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino

Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino

B.A.(Melit.),P.G.C.E.(Melit.),M.A.(The Hague),Ph.D.(Warw.)

Professor
Sociology
Faculty of Arts
Room 310
Second Floor
Administration Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 3630

Pro-Rector
International Development & Quality Assurance
Rectorate
Room 310
Second Floor
Administration Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 3630

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Biography

Godfrey Baldacchino PhD (Warwick), BA (Gen.) (Malta), PGCE (Malta), MA (The Hague) is Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Labour Studies, both at the University of Malta, Malta. He is also an Island Studies Teaching Fellow at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada; and outgoing Canada Research Chair in Island Studies (2003-2013) at the same university. He is founding Executive Editor of Island Studies Journal (ISSN: 1715-2593), now indexed in Web of Science. He served as Visiting Professor of Island Tourism at the Universita' di Corsica Pascal Paoli, France (2012-2015). He was Member and Chair of the Malta Board of Cooperatives (1994-2003) and core member of the Malta-European Union Steering & Action Committee (MEUSAC). In 2008-2010, he was Vice-President of the Prince Edward Island Association for Newcomers to Canada. In 2014, he was elected President of the International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA). In June 2015, he was elected Chair of the Scientific Board of RETI, the global excellence network of island universities.

His areas of research interest include: island studies, small state studies, political geography, sociology of work, international relations, island tourism, entrepreneurship, brain rotation, immigration, labour relations, human resource management, adult education, worker empowerment and the development of cooperatives.

Prof. Baldacchino has (co-)authored 22 books, reports and monographs; (co-) edited or guest edited another 27 and has authored, since 1993, over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters.

Prof. Baldacchino`s work has also appeared in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Swedish (and apart from English and Maltese).

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • small states, island studies, industrial relations, political geography, sociology, international relations


Selected Publications

Baldacchino, G. 2010, "Re-placing materiality: a Western anthropology of sand", Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 763-778.

Baldacchino, G. 2009, "Pangs of nascent nationalism from the nationless state? Euro coins and undocumented migrants in Malta since 2004", Nations and Nationalism, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 148-165.

Baldacchino, G. 2008, "Entrepreneurship in Smaller Jurisdictions: Appraising a Glocal Elite.", Comparative Education, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 15.

Baldacchino, G. 2007, Bridging islands: the impact of fixed links, Acorn Press.

Baldacchino, G. 2006, "Innovative development strategies from non-sovereign island jurisdictions? A global review of economic policy and governance practices", World Development, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 852-867.

Baldacchino, G. 2004, "Autonomous but not sovereign? A review of island sub-nationalism", Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, vol. 31, no. 1-2, pp. 77-89.

Baldacchino, G. 2002, "A nationless state? Malta, national identity and the EU", West European Politics, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 191-206.

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