1st Edition

Governance, Institutional Change and Regional Development

Edited By Mike Danson, Henrick Halkier, Greta Cameron Copyright 2000

    This title was first published in 2000:  This volume addresses the prominent role given to institution-building, institutional change and governance in the regional development strategies and policies. The establishment of the Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies, and the arrival of regional development agencies in England highlighted the need to put the initiatives into some context, drawing on experience from across Europe on the critical factors in the determination of the potential and success of regions. Central to the discussions presented here by a group of European experts are the question of governance - how does an ongoing process of institution-building affect the ways in which regions and localities are governed, including questions of democracy, participation, regional self-determination, public-private partnerships, networks and accountability; and the consequences of new modes of governance and institutional change for regional development strategies and policies, particularly in the context of large-scale industrial restructuring and city-region and urban regeneration.

    Tables, Figures, Contributors, PART I. INTRODUCTION, 1. Regional Governance, Institutional Change and Regional Development, PART II. PARTNERSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2. The European Partnership Model and the Changing Role of Regional Development Agencies: A Regional Development and Organisation Perspective, 3. Developing a Culture of Collaboration: Concepts and Experiences in a Regional Context, 4. Local Development Networks in England, PART III. NETWORKING AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCE, 5. Development Bodies, Networking and Business Promotion: The Case of North Jutland, Denmark, 6. Cohesion Policy and the Role of RDAs in the Making of an Intelligent Region: Lessons from the Southern European Periphery, 7. Regional Government in the United Kingdom: Democratic Representation or Economic Success?, 8. Persuasive Storytelling about the Reform Process: The Case of the West Sweden Region, PART IV. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE, 9. Towards the End of a Norwegian Regional Policy Model?, 10. The Regionalisation of Danish Regional Policy: Governance and Resource Dependencies in Transition, 11. EU and National Regional Policies in Austria, PART V. PERSPECTIVE, 12. Institutional Change, Governance and Regional Development: Problems and Perspectives, Index


    Danson, Mike; Halkier, Henrick; Cameron, Greta