Economic development 2010-2013: A mid-term assessment

Taylor & Francis
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Local Economy, 2013, 28 (7-8), pp. 935 - 947
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The primary aim of this Special Issue of Local Economy was to examine UK economic development under the Cameronled Coalition Government. Since the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats struck upon a deal to forge a coalition in May 2010 how we had come to understand local and regional economic development has had to be reconsidered. In the words of Rob Huggins and Piers Thompson, ‘the spatio-political economy of Britain has undergone significant change’. Similarly, Sarah Ayres and Graham Pearce noted in their article that ‘the scale and speed of change in sub-national governance in England over recent years has been remarkable’
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