The Governance of Urban Regeneration: A Critique of the 'Governing without Government' Thesis

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dc.contributor.author Davies, Jonathan S. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-11T14:35:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-11T14:35:47Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Davies, J. S. (2002) The Governance of Urban Regeneration: A Critique of the 'Governing without Government' Thesis. Public Administration, 80 (1), pp. 301-322. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6153
dc.description Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1813749 en
dc.description The file attached to this record contains the authors final peer reviewed version of the article. The final publisher version can be found by following the doi link.
dc.description.abstract This paper offers a critique of the concept of governance as networks. Using the complementary concept of regime governance, it argues that networks are not the primary mode of governance in the politics of urban regeneration in the UK. Drawing on primary and secondary material, it is argued that Central Government is becoming more influential in the local policy arena. In the ‘mix’ of market, hierarchy and network, hierarchy is more pervasive than network. It is therefore argued that partnerships should be treated as a distinct mode of governance. These conclusions demonstrate that despite the fashion for copying urban policies from the USA, local politics in the UK remain very different. Ironically, the transfer of policies developed in the USA has tended to entrench divergent practices and outcomes. The UK does not, therefore, appear to be moving toward the US model of regime politics. It is concluded that the partnership and network/regime models of governance should be subjected to rigorous comparative studies. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.subject government en
dc.subject governance en
dc.subject networks en
dc.subject urban en
dc.subject regime en
dc.title The Governance of Urban Regeneration: A Critique of the 'Governing without Government' Thesis en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9299.00305
dc.researchgroup Local Governance Research Unit en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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