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Entrepreneural urbanism, austerity and economic governance

Fuller, Crispian 2018. Entrepreneural urbanism, austerity and economic governance. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 11 (3) , pp. 565-585. 10.1093/cjres/rsy023

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Many austerity accounts focus on the shrinkage of city governments, with less emphasis on state-building responses. Utilising the Cultural Political Economy approach, this paper examines the ‘selection’ of pro-growth ‘economic imaginaries’ that seek to mediate austerity. These issues are examined by way of a case study analysis of the city government of Coventry, England. The paper finds that a pro-growth/market imaginary dominates through sedimentation and discursive and governmental depoliticisation, resulting in the marginalisation of social regeneration priorities. Critical to this is the role of historically constituted discourses and nation state ‘selectivity’ that legitimises this particular economic imaginary.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1752-1378
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 August 2018
Date of Acceptance: 3 August 2018
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 02:05

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