The emergence and evolution of city deals in Scotland

David Waite, Duncan Maclennan, Graeme Roy, Des McNulty

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    Abstract

    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages75-90
    Number of pages16
    JournalFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
    Volume42
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2018

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    Scotland
    Metropolitan areas
    Policy intervention
    City-regions
    Fragmentation
    Governance
    Charts
    Urban policy
    Economic growth
    Finance
    Alignment
    Politicians

    Keywords

    • Fraser of Allander
    • city deal
    • economic growth
    • Glasgow economic commission

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    Waite, David ; Maclennan, Duncan ; Roy, Graeme ; McNulty, Des. / The emergence and evolution of city deals in Scotland. In: Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary. 2018 ; Vol. 42, No. 4. pp. 75-90.
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    In: Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, Vol. 42, No. 4, 11.12.2018, p. 75-90.

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