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The rise of the english regions: an introduction

Hardill, Irene; Benneworth, Paul; Baker, Mark and Budd, Leslie (2006). The rise of the english regions: an introduction. In: Hardill, Irene; Benneworth, Paul; Baker, Mark and Budd, Leslie eds. The rise of the english regions? Regions and Cities. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 3–21.

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Abstract

In the book The Rise of the English regions? devolution as it affects the English Regions is analysed, working from the perspective of uneven development, and drawing on the rich tradition of regional geography. Currently, London is the power centre ruling over the other English regions. The first part of the book looks at how this regional structure has arisen, and the theories that can be used to analyze it. The contributors discuss the nature of regional problems and governance, the institutions involved in regional governance and regional approaches to economic development.

The second part of the book devotes a chapter to each English region, examining each region’s unique characteristics, and the opportunities created for it by devolution. By looking carefully at the regions, this part of the book sheds light on the question of whether Regional governance benefits the regions, or simply rescales governance to introduce another layer of bureaucracy.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-415-33632-5, 978-0-415-33632-1
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 15026
Depositing User: Users 2400 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2009 16:08
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/15026
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