The emergence and evolution of City Deals in Scotland

Waite, D. , Maclennan, D. , Roy, G. and McNulty, D. (2018) The emergence and evolution of City Deals in Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(4), pp. 75-90.

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There is a resurgent policy emphasis on the role of city-regions as drivers of economic growth. Officials and leaders in such metropolitan areas, however, are confronted with challenges relating to administrative fragmentation, achieving alignment with national policy objectives, and demonstrating the capabilities to plan, finance and deliver effective policy interventions and investments. As a response to these challenges, policymakers are fashioning new governance arrangements, attached to experimental policy mechanisms, to develop urban policy. Of note, City Deals have recently emerged in the UK, and this paper charts their evolution across the UK, with a focus on the devolved administrations in particular. The paper ends with some reflections and questions about their roll out in Scotland.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacLennan, Professor Duncan and Roy, Professor Graeme and Waite, David and McNulty, Mr Des
Authors: Waite, D., Maclennan, D., Roy, G., and McNulty, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
College of Social Sciences
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Journal Name:Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary
Publisher:University of Strathclyde
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 University of Strathclyde
First Published:First published in Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary 42(4): 75-90
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Editor

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