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Re-stating the post-political: Depoliticization, social inequalities, and city-region growth

Etherington, David and JONES, Martin (2018) Re-stating the post-political: Depoliticization, social inequalities, and city-region growth. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 50 (1). pp. 51-72. ISSN 1472-3409

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This paper argues that city-region building debates and relatedly ‘post-political’ literatures are missing critical perspectives on the state, particularly the state’s continued existence as a social relation and an arena for politics, its role in the regulation of uneven development and the conflicts and struggles that arise from this. The paper brings the state centrally into ‘post-political’ debates via a critical analysis of the interrelationships between depoliticization and neoliberalism. Focusing on Sheffield (South Yorkshire, England) in the context of devolution and deal-making public policy, the paper explores the seemingly consensual visionmaking dynamics of this city region and dissects the tensions around economic governance, welfare austerity and social inequalities to get a handle on the ‘postpolitical’ depoliticized state in, and of, contemporary capitalism

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Additional Information: “The final version of this paper has been published in Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 50/1, by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © <Your name>, year of publication. It is available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/epn ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Humanities and Performing Arts
SWORD Depositor: JISC pubrouter
Depositing User: JISC pubrouter
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 10:53
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4715

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