Devolution and Localism in England

PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsDecentralisation and Governance in England and the UKLocalism and GlobalisationDecentralisationGovernment and GovernanceUnified State and Decentralisation in the United KingdomEngland in the United KingdomEngland as odd man outAdministrative decentralization in EnglandEnglish regional governmentFrom regional government to regional governanceReform of English local government and city regionsConclusionsReferencesIs there a Role for English Regional Governance?The Decline of the Region as a Focus of Strategic Policy MakingThe Views of Regional ElitesThe meaning of regionThe value of a regional level of governanceWhat are the necessary regional functions which need to be fulfilled?Regions and sub-regionsStrategic Leaders' BoardsCo-ordination of Sub-regionsMulti-Area Agreements and City RegionsConclusionReferencesEnglish Regions, Sub-regions and Issues of Identity and EngagementIntroductionWhat are Regional and Local Identities?Regions and Regional Identity in EnglandEnglish versus British IdentityDo the People want Regional Governance?Do Regional or Sub-regional Identities Exist?Regional Elites and Regional Identities?Mass Media and Regional IdentityLocalism, Sub-regions and IdentityThe Community LevelEngagement, Identity and Local InstitutionsCriticism of Institutional EngagementStakeholders and DemocratsConclusionsReferencesA New Broom? Coalition Policy and the 'Death of the Region'The Development and Implementation of Coalition PoliciesThe Attack on RegionalismGovernment Offices for the RegionsDemise of the Regional Development AgenciesLocal Area Agreements, Local Strategic Partnerships and Multi-Area AgreementsThe Creation of the Local Enterprise PartnershipsThe rise of the Local Enterprise PartnershipsFurther development of Local Enterprise PartnershipsDecentralisation and the Localism BillThe Localism ActCities as Engines of GrowthLocalism and the Death of the Region? Rhetoric and PracticeConclusionsReferencesCities, City Regions, Growth and the Devolution of PowersThe Concept of City Region, the Labour Government and the CoalitionCoalition Urban PoliciesUnlocking growth cities and city dealsDirectly elected city mayorsCity deals and devolution of powersEnterprise zones and citiesCity Regions, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Enterprise Zones: Elite ResponsesConclusionsReferencesDevolution, Localism and Good Governance in EnglandIntroductionNew LocalismDecentralization to local governmentNew Labour and localismThe Coalition Government, localism and the 'Big Society'The Coalition Policies in PracticeDo local elites want localism?Does localism mean more centralization?Local Enterprise Partnerships, economic development, City Deals and localismClarity of implementationGovernment financeThe Big Society?ConclusionsReferencesThe Rise and Fall of RegionsThe United Kingdom, England and possible consequences of the Scottish referendumCould English Regions or Sub-regions be Re-invented?Regions, the EU and bankingLocal Enterprise Partnerships and future growthCity regions and future growthIs there value in regional and sub-regional approaches?What Future is There for Localism?What Might Happen Next?References
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