Local Economic Development in the UK

Local Economic Development in the UK : The Cameron Years, 2010-2016

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The 2010 General Election ushered in a first coalition government in the United Kingdom for four decades and symbolised a marked shift in the nature and form of economic development. This book aims to investigate the theory and practice of the politics and policies of contemporary economic development through a multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Some of the most pertinent questions to be addressed include: What lessons can be derived from `old' economic development practice and to what extent have such lessons informed the design of the `new' economic development landscape? Who are the new actors, agencies and institutions, and how have they coalesced to lead the task of developing particular spatial economies? What new democratic and accountability challenges arise? Lastly, how is `success' now defined and how is `growth' understood?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 Tables, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138889652
  • 9781138889651

About Lee Pugalis

Lee Pugalis a Reader in Entrepreneurship at Newcastle Business School where he leads the Research group for Economic Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (REDIE)
Gill Bentley is in the Department of Management at the University of Birmingham, UK
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Table of contents

Introduction 1. Local Economic Development under a Coalition Government (Lee Pugalis and Gill Bentley) Part One: Beyond Regions 2. The Politics of Crafting Economic Regions (James Rees and Alex Lord) 3. Competitiveness and the Post-regional Political Economy (Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson) 4. The Growth and Development of Non-metropolitan Cities (David Marlow) 5. The Competing Discourses of Localism (Carol Ludwig and Gregory Ludwig) 6. Localism and Decentralisation (Sarah Ayres and Graham Pearce) Part Two: Rescaling the State 7. The Governance of Economic Development (Iain Deas, Stephen Hincks and Nicola Headlam) 8. Local Economic Strategy Development under Regional Development Agencies and Local Enterprise Partnerships (Will Rossiter and Liz Price) 9. The Privatisation of Governance (Lee Pugalis and Gill Bentley) 10. Subnational Rescaling (Martin Quinn) Part Three: The Growth Agenda: Enterprise for All? 11. Emerging City Policies (David Waite, Duncan Maclennan and Tony O'Sullivan) 12. Prospects for a New Industrial Policy with a `Smart Specialisation' (Frank Peck, Stephen Connolly, Jonathan Durnin and Keith Jackson) 13. New Systems and Rationalities Guiding the Delivery of Business Support (Dmitry Sivaev) 14. Access to Finance (Graham Allen) 15. Lean Economic Development and Planning for Growth (Lee Pugalis, Alan R Townsend and Zeb Sattar) 16. A Practitioners' Critique of Growth Privileging Policies (Sarah L. J. Longlands) 17. Neighbourhood Regeneration Challenges and Possibilities (Kevin Broughton, Nigel Berkeley and David Jarvis) 18. Community Economic Development (Karen Leach) Part Four: Reflections from Afar 19. Views from Asia 20. Views from Australasia (Etienne Nel) 21. Views from Europe 22. Views from the North America (Peter B. Meyer) Conclusion 23. Economic development 2010-2015: Where now, what next? (Lee Pugalis and Gill Bentley)
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