Locality and Community in the Politics of Local Economic Development

  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},
  • 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… 

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