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Devolution and Localism in England - Academic library
Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1 Decentralisation and Governance in England and the UK
Localism and Globalisation
Decentralisation
Government and Governance
Unified State and Decentralisation in the United Kingdom
England in the United Kingdom
England as odd man out
Administrative decentralization in England
English regional government
From regional government to regional governance
Reform of English local government and city regions
Conclusions
References
Chapter 2 Is there a Role for English Regional Governance?
The Decline of the Region as a Focus of Strategic Policy Making
The Views of Regional Elites
The meaning of region
The value of a regional level of governance
What are the necessary regional functions which need to be fulfilled?
Regions and sub-regions
Strategic Leaders' Boards
Co-ordination of Sub-regions
Multi-Area Agreements and City Regions
Conclusion
References
Chapter 3 English Regions, Sub-regions and Issues of Identity and Engagement
Introduction
What are Regional and Local Identities?
Regions and Regional Identity in England
English versus British Identity
Do the People want Regional Governance?
Do Regional or Sub-regional Identities Exist?
Regional Elites and Regional Identities?
Mass Media and Regional Identity
Localism, Sub-regions and Identity
The Community Level
Engagement, Identity and Local Institutions
Criticism of Institutional Engagement
Stakeholders and Democrats
Conclusions
References
Chapter 4 A New Broom? Coalition Policy and the 'Death of the Region'
The Development and Implementation of Coalition Policies
The Attack on Regionalism
Government Offices for the Regions
Demise of the Regional Development Agencies
Local Area Agreements, Local Strategic Partnerships and Multi-Area Agreements
The Creation of the Local Enterprise Partnerships
The rise of the Local Enterprise Partnerships
Further development of Local Enterprise Partnerships
Decentralisation and the Localism Bill
The Localism Act
Cities as Engines of Growth
Localism and the Death of the Region? Rhetoric and Practice
Conclusions
References
Chapter 5 Cities, City Regions, Growth and the Devolution of Powers
The Concept of City Region, the Labour Government and the Coalition
Coalition Urban Policies
Unlocking growth cities and city deals
Directly elected city mayors
City deals and devolution of powers
Enterprise zones and cities
City Regions, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Enterprise Zones: Elite Responses
Conclusions
References
Chapter 6 Devolution, Localism and Good Governance in England
Introduction
New Localism
Decentralization to local government
New Labour and localism
The Coalition Government, localism and the 'Big Society'
The Coalition Policies in Practice
Do local elites want localism?
Does localism mean more centralization?
Local Enterprise Partnerships, economic development, City Deals and localism
Clarity of implementation
Government finance
The Big Society?
Conclusions
References
Chapter 7 Conclusions
The Rise and Fall of Regions
The United Kingdom, England and possible consequences of the Scottish referendum
Could English Regions or Sub-regions be Re-invented?
Regions, the EU and banking
Local Enterprise Partnerships and future growth
City regions and future growth
Is there value in regional and sub-regional approaches?
What Future is There for Localism?
What Might Happen Next?
References
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