1st Edition

Devolution, Regionalism and Regional Development
The UK Experience

ISBN 9780415578646
Published December 21, 2009 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

Devolution, Regionalism and Regional Development provides an overview and critical perspective on the impact of devolution on regionalism in the UK since 1999, taking a research-based look at issues central to the development of regionalism: politics, governance and planning.

This multidisciplinary book is written by academics from the fields of geography, economics, town planning, public policy, management, public administration, politics and sociology with a final chapter by Patrick Le Gales putting the research findings into a theoretical context. This will be an important book for those researching and studying economic and political geography and planning as well as those involved in regional development.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Jonathan Bradbury  Part 1: Devolution in the UK  2. Devolution in Scotland: change and continuity Neil McGarvey  3. Devolution in Wales: an unfolding process Jonathan Bradbury  4. Northern Ireland: St Andrews - the long Good Friday Agreement Rick Wilford  Part 2: Regionalism in England  5. Institutional Capacity in the English regions Graham Pearce  6. Co-ordinating governance in the South East mega-region: Towards joined-up thinking?  Peter John, Steve Musson and Adam Tickell  7. Constrained discretion and English regional governance: the case of Yorkshire and the Humber Simon Lee  Part 3: Regional Development in the UK  8. Devolution and development: territorial justice and the north-south divide Kevin Morgan  9. Reconstructing regional development and planning in Scotland and Wales Greg Lloyd and Deborah Peel  10. Regional development and regional spatial strategies in England Peter Roberts  11. Conclusion: UK regional capacity in comparative perspective Jonathan Bradbury and Patrick Le Galés

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Jonathan Bradbury is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Swansea University. His research interests focus on devolution and regional governance. He is the founding joint convenor of the UK Political Studies Association specialist group on British and Comparative Territorial Politics.