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Revisiting Locality Studies
Need to activate? Institutional Access does not have access to this content. Open Athens. These sorts of comparison could re-energize locality studies, not least by pushing conceptualization in new directions. The British locality studies looked for American local growth coalitions and had difficulty finding them. Meanwhile studies of urban development in the US put them at the center and successfully so. Or so it would seem.
For as soon as the state is brought in, in a comparative context, things start to look different. In particular, are growth coalitions as significant as was once thought? Is it a matter of an opportunity structure that is particularly propitious for their activities?
Or what? Circumstances have also changed. The Trump and Brexit elections and the French Presidential election have all brought to view seemingly new fault lines in national space economies.
The most obvious is the gradient between the growing metropolitan areas and the small towns. There are also the areas which now have to be seen as ones without a future. Appalachia is the most obvious but it applies also to large areas of Northeastern France and the northeastern England where the failure of Northern Rock suggested the severe limits to an enduring turnaround for cities in regions like that Dawley et al.
In other words: Time to take another look? London: Routledge. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content Home Revisiting Locality Studies. Boulder CO: Westview Press. Institutional Access does not have access to this content. Open Athens.
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