José Luis Sánchez-Hernández

José Luis Sánchez-Hernández
Universidad de Salamanca · Department of Geography

PhD Geography
Head of Department & Professor of Economic Geography

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Introduction
I really enjoy economic geography! My main research topics are the theoretical development of economic geography, the geography of innovation (with a particular focus in peripheral regions), and the alternative economy (its networks, places and practices). I am specially interested in the ongoing food transition and in sustainable food networks.
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November 2019 - present
Universidad de Salamanca
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  • Professor
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  • Professor of Human Geography - Profile in Economic Geography
November 2019 - present
Universidad de Salamanca
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  • Professor (Full)
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  • I am currently teaching four courses: Economic Geography, Applied Human Geography and Local & Territorial Development (Bachelor). Human Geography of Europe (Master).
July 2013 - August 2013
University of Bergen
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  • Professor
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  • Research stage as a visiting professor

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Publications (91)
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Las prácticas económicas alternativas son modalidades de coordinación económica que se rigen de forma autónoma mediante mecanismos de democracia directa, que promueven valores comunitarios, cooperativos y sostenibles, y que pretenden sustituir, transformar o superar el capitalismo. Pueden actuar en redes de alcance global o centrarse en iniciativas...
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This Commentary draws on the Spanish case to shed light on the three dimensions of de‐centering in economic geography: epistemological, geographical, and idiomatic. Although the geography of contributors to the most influential Companions and Handbooks of economic geography shows hints of a timid de‐centering from the UK and the USA to other Englis...
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La Geografía Económica ha mostrado un notable dinamismo disciplinar durante las dos primeras décadas del siglo XXI. Este dinamismo se ha traducido en una creciente interacción entre los tres proyectos científicos que han impulsado la disciplina desde sus orígenes a finales del siglo XIX: el proyecto ambiental, preocupado por la relación entre econo...
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Alternative economic practices are community forms of economic coordination that seek to solve the problem of the allocation of scarce resources through cooperation and reciprocity between all actors involved in the provision of goods and services. This article studies the organizational schemes particular these alternative economies. For a sample...
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Economic geography claims to be a critical discipline since the blossoming of the radical perspective in the 1970s. Each economic crisis has given impetus to research on the dialectical relationship between capitalist accumulation and territorial transformations at different scales. However, since the real estate and financial crisis of 2008, the s...
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Basado en el formato del trabajo de Andrew Barry y Mark Maslin, este artículo tiene como objetivo reflejar las discusiones sobre la capacidad de la economía social y las economías alternativas para generar impactos colectivos sobre el territorio en la segunda década del siglo XXI. La reflexión analítica se apoya en varias teorías sobre la aparición...
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La idea del Antropoceno como época geológica caracterizada por la conversión de la Humanidad en una fuerza de influencia decisiva sobre la dinámica biofísica terrestre apela de forma directa a la Geografía, que tradicionalmente se ha autodefinido como ciencia dedicada al estudio de la interacción entre Sociedad y Naturaleza. Aunque la Geografía ang...
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Alternativa o adaptación? Los grupos de consumo de alimentos ecoló-gicos en el área urbana de Alicante (Resumen) Los grupos de consumo ecológico constituyen una modalidad de coordinación entre pro-ductores y consumidores que suscriben los principios de la agroecología y la soberanía ali-mentaria. Aunque se trata de una opción minoritaria dentro del...
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Desde cualquier perspectiva teórica o preocupación temática, reflexionar sobre el futuro de la investigación en Geografía Económica requiere una reconsideración de las dos categorías básicas de la definición propuesta: la economía y el territorio. ¿Qué entendemos hoy por economía? ¿En qué territorios actúan -actuamos- los agentes económicos para sa...
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Alternative economic practices (AEPs) challenge capitalism and have flourished in Spain since 2008, when the economic, social, and political crisis severely hit the country. Cities are the principal places in which these practices are developing because unemployment, poverty, and foreclosures quickly rose in urban areas between 2008 and 2015. After...
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Este artículo emplea la teoría de los órdenes de justificación para estudiar las prácticas económicas alternativas que cuestionan el capitalismo. Los datos proceden de un cuestionario aplicado a participantes en 55 experiencias de seis ciudades españolas, y del análisis de once casos en Salamanca mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas, observación...
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Índice del capítulo: COMBATIR, TRANSFORMAR, SUPERAR EL CAPITALISMO A TRAVÉS DE LA ACCIÓN COLECTIVA LOCALIZADA: LAS PRÁCTICAS ECONÓMICAS ALTERNATIVAS JOSÉ LUIS SÁNCHEZ HERNÁNDEZ 1. Prácticas económicas alternativas: del proceso social al análisis académico 2. Prácticas económicas alternativas: definición, encuadramiento teórico y metodología de...
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Índice del capítulo. LAS MODALIDADES, EL ALCANCE Y LOS LÍMITES DEL GIRO ALTERNATIVO DE LAS POLÍTICAS URBANAS EN ESPAÑA JOSÉ LUIS SÁNCHEZ HERNÁNDEZ MARÍA DOLORES PITARCH GARRIDO 1. Introducción 2. Fuentes de información y metodología de trabajo 3. Modalidades de incorporación de las prácticas económicas alternativas a las políticas urbanas 4. L...
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Esta obra caracteriza el universo de las bodegas de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León acogidas a las Denominaciones de Origen Protegidas (DOP) mediante el Análisis Estadístico Multivariante de los datos. Esta novedosa aproximación al tema, a partir de una ingente cantidad de información obtenida y procesada desde el año 2009, constituye la a...
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Agrifood activity is one of the main driving forces in enhancing economic and social dynamism and the ecological and cultural sustainability of rural areas centred on farming. Two of the major challenges for the rural agrifood industry are the increasing of the added-value of production and the gaining of positions in new market segments. A basic a...
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Las prácticas económicas alternativas son modalidades de coordinación económica que se dedican a la producción, distribución, consumo y financiación de bienes y servicios, pero se diferencian de las empresas capitalistas por los principios que las inspiran y por los objetivos que persiguen. Aunque son anteriores a la crisis económica, este conjunto...
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Alternative economic practices pretend to build a more cooperative, inclusive and sustainable model of economic development. They usually re-structure their production, distribution and consumption patterns in order to reduce the ecological footprint. Supporting locally- or proximity-based circuits of value is probably the commonest way to achieve...
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This article assesses the effect of austerity policies, pervasive across the national, regional and local scales in Spain, on the current maintenance level of urban green areas. The study draws on data gathered from fieldwork in parks and gardens of Salamanca, Valladolid and Zamora. A survey was also designed and conducted to measure users’s satisf...
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Economic geography is increasing its focus on the so-called alternative economic practices during the last decade. Alternative economic practices may be defined as circuits of economic coordination (production, distribution, consumption, finance) which are under-institutionalized, promote values like cooperation, sustainability, and solidarity, tak...
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The theory of worlds of production has been largely influential in food studies since the 1990s. Worlds of production are defined as combinations of decisions taken through the interaction among producers and customers about two main issues: the use of standardized or specialized resources, and the production of generic or dedicated goods. Neverthe...
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En las ciudades españolas han proliferado formas alternativas de coordinación económica y social durante la crisis económica. La proximidad geográfica entre los participantes propicia el surgimiento de estas iniciativas. En el barrio del Oeste (Salamanca), la acción vecinal está transformando un entramado urbano densificado en un espacio atractivo...
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The development of quality wines in Castile and Leon as a regional productive system: actors, processes and organizational scales. The elaboration of wine in Castile and Leon knew deep transformations since 1980. The number of cellars and the produced wines are strongly increasing. A network of public and private actors displays high added value se...
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En las ciudades españolas han proliferado formas alternativas de coordinación económica y social durante la crisis económica. La proximidad geográfica entre los participantes propicia el surgimiento de estas iniciativas. En el barrio del Oeste (Salamanca), la acción vecinal está transformando un entramado urbano densificado en un espacio atractivo...
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Desde 1990, la producción, distribución y consumo de alimentos en los países desarrollados se caracteriza por la creciente especialización de los recursos utilizados y por una mayor diversificación de la demanda. Recursos y mercados son, precisamente, los dos ejes analíticos utilizados por la teoría de los mundos de producción para elaborar una tip...
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Las ciudades españolas constituyen en la actualidad un territorio privilegiado para el estudio de las nuevas formas de coordinación económica y articulación social que han proliferado durante el largo período de crisis económica iniciado en el año 2008. Etiquetas como alternativas o colaborativas suelen aplicarse a estas iniciativas promovidas por...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze the effects of the economic crisis in the maintenance of green urban areas in three Spanish cities. We chose the main parks of each city, then we have developed some indicators that we can use in order to analyze the current status of the green urban areas and we have checked those indicators in each park. The re...
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Salamanca se ha convertido en un destino relevante del turismo de interior en España gracias a la política de programación de acontecimientos culturales que se inició en 1993 con la exposición Las Edades del Hombre. Pero los turistas concentran sus itinerarios y visitas en el eje que une la Plaza Mayor con las catedrales y la Universidad a través d...
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The location of food industries in inland Spain is closely linked to the distribution of the population at the municipality level. Nevertheless, this overarching pattern hides significant variability at the branch level. Such variability is the basis for proposing a typology of branches according to their distribution across the settlement pattern,...
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Spain has a long tradition of salted fish consumption. Norwegian salted cod enjoyed a good reputation in Spain for its regular supply and traditional taste. Nevertheless, between 1978 and 1986, Spain lost access to cod fishing grounds in the North Atlantic and importation turned out to be the only way to feed Europe’s second largest per capita cons...
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This chapter presents a theoretical- analytical basis for investigation and discussion of the Norwegian-Spanish salted fish trade. The focus is on convention theory and value chain theory as analytical tools for this specific trade on salted fish. Special emphasis is put on Performance Drivers in the value chain and on specific contextual conventio...
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This chapter presents a theoretical- analytical basis for investigation and discussion of the Norwegian-Spanish salted fish trade. The focus is on convention theory and value chain theory as analytical tools for this specific trade on salted fish. Special emphasis is put on Performance Drivers in the value chain and on specific contextual conventio...
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The article draws on the theory of conventions to analyse the shift in the geographical origin of salted codfish consumed in Spain. Since the mid-1990s, Norway has lost most of its market share to new suppliers such as Iceland. The authors analyse a dataset comprising statistical data and information from semi-structured interviews conducted with S...
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Le cadre théorique des conventions et des mondes de production permet de comprendre les tendances actuelles dans le système agroalimentaire. La conceptualisation de la qualité des aliments, l’émergence de réseaux alimentaires alternatifs et les processus d’innovation dans le système agroalimentaire ont tous été étudiés à partir de la typologie des...
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This chapter discusses the connection between changing ideas for regional policy formulation in Norway and Spain taking on a “scalar politics” framework. The analysis demonstrates that regional industrial policies are rooted in processes of downscaling in Norway and upscaling in Spain, while rescaling of regional policy away from being primarily a...
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The theoretical framework of conventions and worlds of production provides useful support to understand the current trends in the agro-food system. The conceptualization of food quality, the emergence of alternative food networks and the innovation processes in the food system have all been addressed by using the typologies of conventions and world...
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En torno a la viña y el vino se ha generado, históricamente, una red de agentes, recursos, prácticas, instituciones y paisajes cuya riqueza y complejidad no ha hecho sino crecer y difundirse en las décadas recientes. Por tanto, la comprensión integral del significado del cultivo de la vid y de la producción, distribución y consumo de vinos en Españ...
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The location of food industries in inland Spain is closely linked to the distribution of the population at the municipality level. Nevertheless, this overarching pattern hides significant variability at the branch level. Such variability is the basis for proposing a typology of branches according to their distribution across the settlement pattern,...
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This article integrates arguments from the perspectives of the economics of information and of the economy of qualities to analyze the spatial consequences of digital technology and information overload on two exemplary product markets: quality wine and stock photography. It demonstrates how digital technology enhances information overload in produ...
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Location patterns of food industry in inland Spain This paper analyses the spatial distribution of agrofood industries in Spanish inland regions. By using spatial statistics, agrofood clusters are mapped and correlation tests show that agrofood companies are less concentrated than population. Hence, 55 per cent of firms are located in rural municip...
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The “quality turn” that the agri-food system has recently taken considers quality to be a complex notion that is defined both by the physical characteristics of the product and by changing socio-cultural factors. Convention theory provides a framework for assessing quality by means of various criteria, which correspond to different convention categ...
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This is an edited e-book written by a research network of Spanish economic geographers and economists. J.M. Albertos & J.L. Sanchez are the editors of this volume.
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Research about the consequences of air transport liberalisation in the European Union is already substantial in amount and scope. Nevertheless, spatial implications of this liberalisation have not been fully addressed yet. By analysing information from the OAG database, this paper measures the geographic concentration of air routes and seating offe...
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This article analyzes recent changes in the criteria used by producers, wholesalers, re- tailers and consumers to define and assess the quality of salted cod in a sample of Spanish regions. In accordance with the conceptual framework of the theory of con- ventions, six types of criteria are taken into account: industrial, market, domestic, public,...
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Melted wool, woven snow: industrial decline and new urban policies in Béjar (Salamanca) (Abstract) New urban policies pretend to manage cities as a sort of territorial corporation that must become competitive in the global economy. Economic growth as priority, entrepreneurial city as strategy and networked governance as method are the three main fe...
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The new urban policies aiming to govern cities as territorial corporations which have to compete in the global economy. Economic growth as priority, entrepreneurial city as strategy and governance network as the method distinguish this form of urban management that has been applied, especially in large industrial cities since the mid-1980s. This ar...
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New urban policies pretend to manage cities as a sort of territorial corporation that must become competitive in the global economy. Economic growth as priority, entrepreneurial city as strategy and networked governance as method are the three main features of this urban management approach which has been mostly developed in large industrial cities...
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According to the theory of conventions, food value chains (FVCs) involve a complex array of actors who share an agreement about the qualities embodied in their particular foodstuff. Nevertheless, that agreement is continuously challenged by changes in consumer markets. Therefore, I argue that FVCs able to adapt those qualities to new trends will pe...
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The wine industry in Castile and León (Spain) has fully updated its foundations for the last three decades. The nine Designations of Origin (A.O.C.) in the region have increased their market share both in domestic and foreign markets. This positive path is the outcome of a balanced use of natural, social, technical, and human resources, which const...
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This article draws on the theory of conventions and the concept of worlds of production for an interpretation of the transformations of a regional production system over several decades. Wine production in the Spanish region of Castile and Leon has shifted from a world of local and interpersonal production (prevailing before 1960) to the current pr...
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The article proposes to update the prevailing Spanish geographical research about differentiated food (due to its nature, to its process or to its geographical provenance). Its integration in the alternative food networks literature is suggested by means of a research agenda focused on their conceptualization and contextualization, the inventory an...
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The article proposes to update the prevailing Spanish geographical research about differentiated food (due to its nature, to its process or to its geographical provenance). Its integration in the alternative food networks literature is suggested by means of a research agenda focused on their conceptualization and contextualization, the inventory an...
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The Spanish wine district of Ribera del Duero, located in the region of Castille and León, has undergone a huge transformation from its recent past, anchored in the delivery of bulk rosé wine, until the development of an innovative milieu focused upon the production of quality and aged red wines. The constitution of the Designation of Origin in 198...
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La comarca vitivinícola de la Ribera del Duero, en la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (España), ha registrado una profunda transformación desde su pasado reciente, fundamentado en la elaboración de claretes a granel, hasta la construcción de un medio innovador en torno a la producción de tintos de calidad. La constitución de la Denominación d...
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La comarca vitivinícola de la Ribera del Duero, en la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (España), ha registrado una profunda transformación desde su pasado reciente, fundamentado en la elaboración de claretes a granel, hasta la construcción de un medio innovador en torno a la producción de tintos de calidad. La constitución de la Denominación d...
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The paper explores the development of new conventions in two natural resource-based industries, the Norwegian salt fish industry and the wine industry in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon. Modest innovation in the former industry tied to domestic and industrial conventions is contrasted with the success of the latter. Wine producers have adopte...
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This article explores the effects of territory on the development of new conventions in two natural resource based production systems, the Norwegian salt fish industry and wine production in the Spanish region of Castilla y León. Low innovation in the former industry tied to domestic and industrial conventions is contrasted with the success of the...
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Comunicación aceptada por el Comité Científico del III Congreso Internacional de la Red SIAL "Alimentación y Territorios" Copyright © 2006 de los autores. Todos los derechos reservados. Los lectores pueden hacer copias de este documento para fines no comerciales por cualquier método mecánico o digital siempre y cuando este anuncio de copyright apar...
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Ce travail cherche à analyser les tendences du marché du vin en Norvège après l'établissement de l'Espace Économique Européen (1994) et aussi à evaluer l'évolution des vins espagnoles dans ce pays. Pour y arriver nous avons utilisé de l'information recherchée sur place, des statistiques officielles et des entretiens avec les experts locaux. Pendant...
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Transcurridos más de quince años desde la puesta en marcha de los primeros parques científicos y tecnológicos (PCyT) en España, parece necesario evaluar sus resultados. Este artículo propone una metodología de evaluación de los PCyT que utiliza como punto de partida los objetivos que persiguen estas infraestructuras: creación de un recinto de excel...
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Transcurridos más de quince años desde la puesta en marcha de los primeros parques científicos y tecnológicos (PCyT) en España, parece necesario evaluar sus resultados. Este artículo propone una metodología de evaluación de los PCyT que utiliza como punto de partida los objetivos que persiguen estas infraestructuras: creación de un recinto de excel...
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Este artículo se centra en el análisis del proceso de modernización e innovación registrado en la industria vinícola de la Denominación de Origen "Toro" a la luz de la teoría del medio o entorno innovador, la cual incide en la cooperación entre los agentes implicados (bodegas, viticultores, centros tecnológicos, administración local y regional) com...