Emerging patterns of governance in the English regions: The role of regional assemblies

Graham Pearce*, Sarah Ayres

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Abstract

The case for elected English regional government outside London has lost momentum, but the machinery of regional governance continues to expand. This paper explores the significance of this process through an examination of the evolution of Regional Assemblies. Each has progressed differently, but all Assemblies lack political legitimacy and resources and have struggled to mobilize influence in Whitehall and their regions. Although contributing to greater coherence in regional governance, their future is uncertain and there is a need to assess systematically what tasks Assemblies should perform, and why, and the resources required for their delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-712
Number of pages14
JournalRegional studies
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Devolution
  • English regional government
  • Multilevel working
  • Regional Assemblies

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