Devolution and Localism in England by David M. Smith, Enid Wistrich

By David M. Smith, Enid Wistrich

Combining old and coverage research with empirical learn from a qualitative learn of local elites this ebook bargains an unique and well timed perception into the growth of devolution of governance in England. With specific curiosity in how governments have attempted and proceed to have interaction English humans in sub-national democratic procedures whereas facing the realities of governance it makes use of in-depth interviews with key figures from 3 English areas to get the 'inside view' of ways those techniques are visible by way of the local and native political, administrative, company and voluntary zone elites who've to make guidelines paintings in perform. Tracing the improvement of decentralisation rules via neighborhood rules as much as and together with the overall election in 2010 and the unconventional shift clear of regionalism to localism by means of the recent Coalition govt thereafter the authors glance intimately at many of the key guidelines of the incumbent Coalition govt comparable to urban areas and Localism and their implementation. ultimately they give thought to the consequences of the prevailing scenario and speculate on attainable matters for the long run.

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There is a natural animosity between the cities, exemplified in football rivalry’ (Regional Government Office CEO). The Community Level Even within cities there can be markedly different communities existing side by side with people clearly identifying with the very local rather than the city itself. ’ Communities were also seen to differ by the age of population and the degree to which they were settled into their careers. ‘Older people strongly identify by neighbourhood but younger people don’t’ (local politician).

They were sufficiently large and diverse to mask any extant regional identities which may have existed and, for the most part, lacked clearly defined, culturally meaningful boundaries (Roberts and Baker, 2006). Weight (2002) claims that the existence of clear territorial boundaries over several centuries is vital to the maintenance of an identity and that changing boundaries have always been an issue in England. Recent archaeological reinterpretation of data has led to the suggestion that even Classical Rome failed to entirely dent the territorial distinctiveness of the old British tribal lands and that there was continuity of these boundaries even into the Anglo-Saxon period (Laycock, 2008).

While dual identity remains the norm, the English element is strengthening. 32 Devolution and Localism in England Do the People want Regional Governance? At the same time, the IPPR argues that UK government is biased within England itself. Even in London a majority of voters believe that UK government favours London and the South East over other English regions. 14). The English regions have in practice varied widely in their nature, history and structure. Indeed, the main reason for the first regional assembly referendum vote being held in the North East region was precisely because it was believed that there was a sense of regional identity there.

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