Commission members have published many articles, chapters and books in 2017-2018. Mentioned here are just a few to give a sense of the Commission’s presence in the field of island studies. Perhaps most significantly, The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands, 1st Edition, edited by Godfrey Baldacchino, was published in June 2018. Six authors of the 21 chapters are either Steering Committee members or Advisory Board members of the Commission, while most of the others are corresponding members, and the editor is on the Advisory Board (previously on Steering Committee).

        Another edited volume on island studies, Island Geographies: Essays and Conversations, 1st Edition, edited by Elaine Stratford (Advisory Board member of the Commission), was published in November 2016 (Routledge, paperback 2018). Three of the ten chapters are authored by Steering Committee and Advisory Board members.

        The Steering Committee includes editors of three journals, two of which specialize in island studies: Island Studies Journal (edited by Adam Grydehøj) and Shima (edited by Phil Hayward). Commission chair, Eric Clark, is managing editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs (editorial team of twelve), and handles primarily submissions concerning Europe and island cities.

        The Steering Committee furthermore includes the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, James A. Randall.


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