Locality and Community in the Politics of Local Economic Development

@article{Cox1988LocalityAC,
  title={Locality and Community in the Politics of Local Economic Development},
  author={Kevin R. Cox and A. Peter Ii Mair},
  journal={Annals of The Association of American Geographers},
  year={1988},
  volume={78},
  pages={307-325}
}
  • K. Cox, A. Mair
  • Published 1 June 1988
  • Economics
  • Annals of The Association of American Geographers
Abstract Concomitant with the contemporary restructuring of local economies in the United States has been a distinctive local politics: one which revolves around a competition among localities rather than conflict with in them. The role of the local dependence of various actors is explored with a view to explaining this politics. Some firms are locally dependent and form business coalitions to stimulate investment in their local economy. They attempt to harness the powers of local government… 

Figures from this paper

The limits of local politics : local socialism and the local economy in the 1980s : a case study of Sheffield's economic policies
The analysis of local politics has too often been partial and one-sided. Dominant approaches to its study have tended to emphasise either the institutions of local government, or the logic of the
Third sector politics in the new local governance.
This thesis explores the operation of third sector politics within the changing context of local governance. Throughout the history of urban policy the concept of community has fonned a recurrent,
Globalisation, Competition and the Politics of Local Economic Development
The study of urban politics in the US is now dominated by issues of local economic development. These are situated analytically with respect to a more global space economy. This is the New Urban
The Local and the Global in the New Urban Politics: A Critical View
Recent US literature on urban politics has been characterized by significant convergence. There has been a marked focus on the politics of local economic development, and there has also been an
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 100 REFERENCES
The City as a Growth Machine: Toward a Political Economy of Place
A city and, more generally, any locality, is conceived as the areal expression of the interests of some land-based elite. Such an elite is seen to profit through the increasing intensification of the
Region, Class, and the Politics of Steel Closures in the European Community
One expression of the changing international division of labour and the generalized crisis of capitalist production during the 1970s was that the steel industry in the European Community slid into a
Privatism and Urban Development
Over the past 30 years businessmen have had an organized, continuing, and, at times, decisive influence on redevelopment policy. The primary vehicle of this influence has been businessmen’s
Economic Restructuring and the Rise of Urban Social Movements
The rise of social movements in postwar American cities has been associated with economic reorganization and urban redevelopment. But we argue that although economic change in the cities and social
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality - the personal
Tory enterprise zones and the labour movement
Enterprise Zones were first established in the United Kingdom in 1981. Without waiting to assess the policy the Government has declared both a second group of zones and its intention to establish
The Post-War Politics of Urban Development
so strongly influence urban life. These groups squatted in vacant housing, stormed public hearings, mobilized thousands for marches and mass meetings, sat in front of bulldozers, and generally made
Urban Politics: The New Convergence of Power
E CONOMICALLY, CULTURALLY, and in many ways even politically, the United States has become a thoroughly urban nation.' One aspect of this urbanization is that scholars have increasingly paid
New York City: Economic Restructuring and Immigration
The spatial and technical transformation of economic activity over the last 15 years has contributed new or accentuated forms of differentiation among and within cities. This paper investigates how
The Contested City
Over the last five decades American cities have been transformed as profoundly and tumultuously as they were during the industrial revolution. In contrast to that earlier era, this contemporary
...
...