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    United Kingdom

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Dr Agar is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity at the School of Management at the University of St Andrews. He completed a PhD entitled 'Capital, state, grassroots movements and the reproduction of space in Turkey: A contribution to the critique of spatial political economy' at the University of Exeter Business School, UK. 

Research overview

Dr Agar's research focuses on spatial political economies and ecologies of organisation and management, splitting into the following four interrelated areas.

  • International business and employment relations: Exploring the working life conditions, self-reproduction problems and survival strategies of the unorganised, temporary, migrant and disadvantaged segments of the labouring classes.
  • Economic geography and the political economy of systemic crises: Developing an interdisciplinary economic geography approach to critically examining the interlinked processes of crisis-production and crisis-displacement at local, regional, national and international scales.
  • Sustainability, climate policy and carbon markets: Analysing the actors, dynamics and processes of sustainable development, climate change mitigation and its socio-economic, geopolitical and environmental consequences.
  • Emerging economies and social movements: Examining the contestations and confrontations within and between businesses, governments, labour and grassroots social movements in the context of emerging economies.

Aiming at the wider public, Dr Agar also publishes short articles in various media outlets, including The Conversation, The Canary, The Wire, Scroll.in, EconoTimes, Bianet and Gaia.

Profile Keywords

Economic geography; political economy; social and ecological movements

Teaching activity

  • MN4311 Dynamic Strategic Management
  • MN5514 Managing Natural Resources

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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