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The multi-level governance of science policy in England

Perry, B 2007, 'The multi-level governance of science policy in England' , Regional Studies, 41 (8) , pp. 1051-1067.

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This article outlines contemporary changes in the governance of science policy in England and assesses the recent emergence of regional science policies. The early 2000s have been marked by substantial sub-national mobilization, representation and institutional creation through the regional science and industry councils. Complementary policy functions have developed at national and regional levels and cracks in national state control have appeared, especially in light of the strengthening relationship between science and economic development. A minimal system of multi-level governance has emerged, but one which enshrines and protects previous policy paradigms. The significance of recent sub-national developments is limited by governance structures, frameworks for action and dominant policy discourses which combine to constrain the development of strategies for regional and local science-based growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: multi-level governance, science and technology policy, economic development, regions, cities, England
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: Regional Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0034-3404
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2008 12:29
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:22

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