Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy

Developing England’s North

The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse

Editors: Berry, Craig, Giovannini, Arianna (Eds.)

  • One of the first books to document the Conservative government's Northern Powerhouse agenda since 2014
  • Offers an important contribution to academic literature on post-crisis politics and political economy in the UK
  • Provides an important education resource for the study of local economic development and sub-national governance
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This book explores the politics of local economic development in Northern England. Socio-economic conditions in the North – and its future prospects – have become central to national debates in the UK. The status of Northern regions and their local economies is intimately associated with efforts to ‘rebalance’ the economy away from the South East, London and the finance sector in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The contributors to this volume focus in particular on the coalition and Conservative governments’ ‘Northern Powerhouse’ agenda. They also analyse associated efforts to devolve power to local authorities across England, which promise to bring both greater prosperity and autonomy to the deindustrialized North. Several chapters critically interrogate these initiatives, and their ambitions, by placing them within their wider historical, geographical, institutional and ideological contexts. As such, Berry and Giovannini seek to locate Northern England within a broader understanding of the political dimension of economic development, and outline a series of ideas for enhancing the North’s prospects.

About the authors

Craig Berry is Deputy Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield, UK. His previous roles include Policy Advisor at HM Treasury, Pensions Policy Officer at the Trades Union Congress, and Head of Policy and Senior Researcher at the International Longevity Centre – UK. His research interests comprise of the North’s location within global value chains, and the political processes that underpin Northern economic development.

Arianna Giovannini is Senior Lecturer in Local Politics at the Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University, UK, where she is a member of the Local Governance Research Unit and the Centre for Urban Research and Austerity. She is Honorary Research Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research focuses on devolution, territorial and political identity, regionalism and democracy, with a particular emphasis on the ‘English Question’ and the North of England.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Powerhouse Politics and Economic Development in the North

    Berry, Craig (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Reviving the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and Spatially Rebalancing the British Economy: The Scale of the Challenge

    Martin, Ron (et al.)

    Pages 23-58

  • Law, Legislation and Rent-Seeking: The Role of the Treasury-Led Developmental State in the Competitive Advantage of the Southern Powerhouse

    Lee, Simon

    Pages 59-83

  • ‘D is for Dangerous’: Devolution and the Ongoing Decline of Manufacturing in Northern England

    Berry, Craig

    Pages 85-119

  • Powerhouse of Science? Prospects and Pitfalls of Place-Based Science and Innovation Policies in Northern England

    Flanagan, Kieron (et al.)

    Pages 121-138

Buy this book

eBook £73.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62560-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62559-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing England’s North
Book Subtitle
The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse
Editors
  • Craig Berry
  • Arianna Giovannini
Series Title
Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62560-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62560-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62559-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 326
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics