Johnston, R. J. (1941–)

One of the most prolific human geographers of the past half-century, Ronald J. Johnston is best known for his research in the areas of political and electoral geography, the history of human geography, and urban social geography. He is highly regarded for his work in political geography; he was one of the geographers who led the resurgence and revitalization of the field starting in the 1970s. Within political geography, Johnston's work has focused primarily on electoral geography, with an emphasis on the British electoral system. Along with Peter Taylor, he authored the main foundational text in electoral geography, Geography of Elections, in 1979.

Johnston was born in England. He received his BA and MA from the University of Manchester and his PhD from Monash University in ...

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