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Dr Mark Lang

Dr Mark Lang

Honorary University Associate

Email
langm1@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
65-68 Park Place

Overview

I am an Honorary University Associate in Law and Politics. My PhD in Political Science is from Cardiff University. My research interests relate to place-based sustainability, and local and social economics.

I was formally Associate Director (Policy) at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales. I now work as an independent researcher and many of my policy reports can be found on ResearchGate.

Until recently I was a Research Partner working to support an ESRC/UKRI funded research project: Addressing Inclusivity in the Spatial and Social Impacts of COVID-19 on the Self-Employed in the UK 2020-2022.

Recent Publications

Adamson D, Axinte L, Lang M and Marsden T (2022) Sustainable Places: Addressing Social Inequality and Environmental Crisis. Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003221555 

Lang M and Marsden T (2021) ‘Territorialising sustainability: De-coupling and the foundational economy in Wales’, Territory, Politics, Governance. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2021.1941230

Axinte A and Lang M (2021) ‘What Next? Leveraging a new global crisis to mitigate an older one: opportunities and challenges in Romania and Britain’, Territory, Politics, Governance. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2021.1938655

Lang M and Marsden T (2018) ‘Rethinking growth: Towards the well-being economy’, Local Economy, 33 (5): 496-514. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0269094218792474

Henley A and Lang M (2017) ‘Self-employment in Wales: micro-business activity or the rise of the gig economy?’, Welsh Economic Review, 2017. http://doi.org/10.18573/j.2017.10194

Selected Project Reports

Lang M (2022) A new deal for self-employment. Merthyr Tydfil: Bevan Foundation.

Buchanan J, Froud J, Lang M, Lloyd C, Smith B, and Williams K (2020) Enabling renewal: further education and building better citizenship, occupations and business communities in Wales. Tongwynlais: ColegauCymru. Project Report.

Lang M (2020) Can you get there from here? Post-16 education, social progression and socio-economic resilience.Tongwynlais: ColegauCymru. Project Report.

Lang M (2019) The Llandovery Deep Place study: A pathway for future generations. Cardiff: Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University. Project Report.

Henley A and Lang M (2017) Going solo: understanding self-employment in wales. Cardiff: FSB Wales. Project Report.

Lang M (2016) All around us: the Pontypool Deep Place study. Cardiff: Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University. Project Report.

Lang M (2016) On the right track? A consideration of the potential local and socio-economic impacts of the proposed Cardiff Capital Region Metro. Cardiff: FSB Wales. Project Report.

Supervision

Past projects