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Ron Johnston obituary

23 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Human geographer who showed that voters are influenced not only by their beliefs, but by where they live and work Ron Johnston, who has died aged 79, was a human geographer whose work in the field of electoral geography was drawn upon by political parties and policymakers, and influenced legislation on constituency boundaries. Also renowned as a historian of his subject, due to his magisterial account of Anglo-American human geography, Geography and Geographers (1979) , and a prolific scholar who published about 40 books and 800 papers on a wide range of subjects, from the late 1970s, Ron...
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