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The Future of Local Economic Development

The Future of Local Economic Development (Hardback)

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This book looks at the future role of local economic development. Once New Labour came to power in 1997, they sought a third way between the new right agenda of Thatcherism with its attempts to reduce the role of the local state and foster a free market and the left's attempts to take more control over the local economy in the interest of workers. In July 2007, Gordon Brown's government published the 'Review of Sub-national Economic Development and Regeneration'. This book argues that competitiveness and neo-liberalism, or increased market domination over an ever wider range of social relations, have in reality dominated New Labour's policies. Yet a number of contradictions remain as New Labour continues to seek a reduction in poverty and regional and local disparities. The book analyses the changes that will result from further market domination under the Sub-national Review but also the opportunities that will arise for local economic development agents, particularly those with a concern for social justice.

It looks specifically at regional and sub-regional strategy making; partnership, networking and building institutional capacity; local labour market policy and policy towards cities. An additional feature of the book is that several authors draw on international comparisons. This book was published as a special issue of Local Economy.

BusinessEconomicsDevelopment economicsBusinessEconomicsMicroeconomicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsUrban communitiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labour Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 02/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9780415551267  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ines Newman is Principal Research Fellow at the Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.

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