Inclusive growth in English cities: mainstreamed or sidelined?

Paul Sissons, Anne Green, Kevin Broughton

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    The concept of inclusive growth is increasingly presented as offering prospects for more equitable social outcomes. However, inclusive growth is subject to a variety of interpretations and lacks definitional clarity. In England, via devolution, cities are taking on new powers for policy domains that can influence inclusive growth outcomes. This opens up opportunities for innovation to address central issues of low pay and poverty. This paper examines the extent to which inclusive growth concerns form a central or peripheral aspect in this new devolution through the content analysis of devolution agreements. It concludes that inclusive growth concerns appear to be largely sidelined.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)435-446
    Number of pages12
    JournalRegional Studies
    Issue number3
    Early online date22 Oct 2018
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2019

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    • cities
    • devolution
    • England
    • inclusive growth
    • ‘good jobs’

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Social Sciences(all)


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