The city-region chimera: The political economy of metagovernance failure Britain

Etherington, David and Jones, Martin (2016) The city-region chimera: The political economy of metagovernance failure Britain. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 9 (2) . pp. 371-389. ISSN 1752-1378 [Article] (doi:10.1093/cjres/rsw007)

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Abstract

Within the context of spatial rebalancing and a Northern (metro-region) Powerhouse, this article explores the implementation of the devolution of employment and skills within the Sheffield city region. We make both an original empirical and analytical contribution by suggesting that notions of governance and metagovernance failure are important for analyzing the development, tensions and contradictions of city region economic governance within the context of the UK Government’s devolution and localism agenda (in particular “Devolution Agreements”). We consider that governance failure arises because of the primacy of a neoliberal-dominated strategy orientation towards the market and its failure in the delivery of skills. Governance and metagovernance mechanisms are unable to sufficiently coordinate effective responses to address a legacy of de-industrialisation, deep-rooted labour market and sociospatial inequalities

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR)
Item ID: 25969
Notes on copyright: © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Cambridge Political Economy Society. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.
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Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 16:42
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 10:07
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25969

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