New Labour’s Regional Experiment – Lessons from the East Midlands (RESUBMITTED) (1).pdf (1.13 MB)
New Labours Regional Experiment - Lessons from the East Midlands
journal contributionposted on 2017-01-09, 11:37 authored by Martin Quinn
The Labour Governments of 1997-2010 introduced a range of new regional institutions in England, which were subsequently abolished after the 2010 General Election. This paper re-assess the lessons which emerged from the regional policies pursued during this period and argues the Coalition Government elected in 2010 has failed to learn those lessons. The paper identifies three key lessons, that place and scale matter, that local government needs to be centrally involved, and that local economic development initiatives require effective local leadership to gain the buy in of the private sector. The lessons contained in this paper retain relevance for current and future regional development efforts.
CitationLocal Economy, 2013, 28 (7-8), pp. 738-751 (14)
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Management
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