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Regionalisation and civil society in a time of austerity: the cases of Manchester and Sheffield

BEEL, David, JONES, Martin and Jones, Ian Rees (2017) Regionalisation and civil society in a time of austerity: the cases of Manchester and Sheffield. In: Developing England's North. Palgrave, pp. 241-260. ISBN 978-3-319-62560-7

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Within the UK and as well as further afield, the spatial delineation of the ’city region’ has seen a renaissance as the de-facto spatial political unit of governance for economic development (Clarke & Cochrane, 2013).  This spatial realignment has been central to the construction of state projects such as the Northern Powerhouse, charged with taking forward the combined agendas of devolution, localism and austerity. The chapter deploys case study research from two city regions (Manchester and Sheffield) to look at the ways in which the city region is being constructed and the different ways in which ‘civil society’ is negotiating its way through this changing governance landscape. It is in this context that the chapter considers how city regions are being built and the ways in which this process is being limited or undermined through austerity.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: David BEEL
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 10:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:49

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