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Connected growth: Developing a framework to drive inclusive growth across a city-region

Beel, David, Jones, Martin, Jones, Ian Rees ORCID: and Escadale, Warren 2017. Connected growth: Developing a framework to drive inclusive growth across a city-region. Local Economy 32 (6) , pp. 565-575. 10.1177/0269094217727236

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This ‘in perspective’ piece addresses the (re-)positioning of civil society within new structures of city-region governance within Greater Manchester (GM). This follows on from the processes of devolution, which have given the Greater Manchester City-Region (GMCR) a number of new powers. UK devolution, to date, has been largely focused upon engendering agglomerated economic growth at the city-region scale. Within GMCR, devolution for economic development has sat alongside the devolution of health and social care (unlike any other city-region in the UK) as well. Based on stakeholder mapping and semi-structured interviews with key actors operating across the GMCR, the paper illustrates how this has created a number of significant tensions and opportunities for civil society actors, as they have sought to contest a shifting governance framework. The paper, therefore, calls for future research to carefully consider how civil society groups are grappling with devolution; both contesting and responding to devolution. This is timely given the shifting policy and political discourse towards the need to deliver more socially-inclusive city-regions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 0269-0942
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 September 2017
Date of Acceptance: 11 August 2017
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2023 08:22

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