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Cities and Regions in Crisis: The Political Economy of Subnational Economic...

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De Montfort University

Leicester Castle Business School

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You are warmly invited to the Local Governance Research Centre (LGRC) opening Research Seminar, which will be delivered by Martin Jones (Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Human Geography, Staffordshire Univeristy).

Offering a geographical political economy analysis, this seminar (building on the book being published by Edward Elgar on the same title) explores the mechanisms, institutions, and spaces of subnational economic development in England. Martin examines how policy-makers frame problems and offer intervention solutions in different cities and regions. Drawing on different approaches to state intervention, neoliberalism, crisis and contradiction theories, and notions of depoliticisation, the seminar contextualises and explains policy failure and how it is impacted by a churning flux surrounding economic development. With constant changes to legislation, institutional initiatives, and ministerial responsibility, local and regional economic development is shown to be at a critical crossroads. Its crises are never really solved, only moved around. In the context of Brexit and the revenge of the regions, Martin suggests we need to look back, to go forward.

The seminar will be followed by a networking reception with drinks and canapé.

The event is free to attend but please note that places are limited so it is advisable to book as soon as possible.

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