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Devolving the heartland: making up a new social policy for the 'South East'

Cochrane, Allan (2006). Devolving the heartland: making up a new social policy for the 'South East'. Critical Social Policy, 26(3) 685 -696.

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Devolution appears to challenge the traditional regional and national hierarchies of the UK, but in practice the dominance of the South East of England has been maintained through active state intervention. As social welfare has increasingly been redefined through economic success and access to the labour market, the focus of social policy has shifted accordingly. In this context the South East has been re-imagined not as a symbol of inequality and a potential source of redistribution, but rather as driver of economic prosperity and 'national' (UK) well-being.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0261-0183
Extra Information: Abstract and article (C) Sage Publications.
Keywords: regional policy; state entrepreneurialism; sustainable communities
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 7195
Depositing User: Allan Cochrane
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 05:45
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