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Title: Place Leadership and The Social Contract: Re-Examining Local Leadership in the East Midlands
Authors: Quinn, Martin
First Published: 16-Jun-2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US) for Local Economy Policy Unit (LEPU)
Citation: Local Economy, 2017, 32(4), pp. 281-296
Abstract: This paper uses Social Contract theory to (re) examine attempts to establish leadership roles in the East Midlands, Corby, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire between 1998-2014. The paper argues that in order to establish and embed a contract with the locality leaders must take into account both the territorial and relational characteristics of their place. Where the territory had little cohesion or did not cover a single area of economic functionality it was difficult to establish, or justify, leadership roles in those territories. In areas of economic functionality leadership required the involvement of the Local Government to demonstrate the legitimacy of the contract on offer.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0269094217707279
ISSN: 0269-0942
eISSN: 1470-9325
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, SAGE Publications (UK and US). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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