Regionalist approach wins out over 'localism'

Conrad, Mark
March 2006
Public Finance;3/24/2006, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports on the devolution of powers to city-regions in Great Britain. The government believed that the interaction between different strands of sub-national governance can maximize the economic potential of cities and regions in the country. And for the Treasury Department, regional development agencies could act as the co-ordination hubs of plans to empower city-regions to boost the country's productivity and regeneration.


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