Inter-municipal relations in city-region governance

KIM, Seonyoung (2020). Inter-municipal relations in city-region governance. Cities, 104, p. 102771.

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City-regions have received increasing attention from both scholars and policy-makers as an ideal functional space for economic development and subnational governance. The discourses of city-region governance predominantly focus on city-regions' capacity to achieve agglomerative growth and compete in the global economy. Given that consensus-building and joint working is central to city-regions' success, the inter-municipal relations and territorial politics within a city-region warrant research attention. This study investigates such relations in urban regeneration and place marketing policy areas through a case study of an inner-city waterfront district in Greater Manchester, North-West England. The nuanced findings of this study show the relationships between the local authorities were path-dependent and were often driven by self-interest, competition and rivalry. The study encourages scholars to take into account internal territorial politics when assessing the evolution of city-region governance for a more context specific analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1205 Urban and Regional Planning; 1604 Human Geography; Urban & Regional Planning
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Page Range: p. 102771
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 18 May 2020 14:00
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 01:18

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