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Title: New Labours Regional Experiment - Lessons from the East Midlands
Authors: Quinn, Martin
First Published: 27-Aug-2013
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Local Economy, 2013, 28 (7-8), pp. 738-751 (14)
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0269094213500124
ISSN: 0269-0942
eISSN: 1470-9325
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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