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Post-devolution blues? Economic development in the Anglo-Scottish Borders

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Andy Pike

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Abstract

Uneven regional development on each side of the Anglo-Scottish Border has underpinned a 'post-devolution blues' in North East England. The situation has been compounded by the economic development crisis in the Anglo-Scottish Borders region in the late 1990s. Rather than being a simplistic outcome of devolution, the 'post-devolution blues' are complicated by the particular nature of border(s) regions, the pre-devolution history of cross-border differences and the as yet inconclusive evidence of the impact of devolution on the Anglo-Scottish Borders. Future development and an antidote to the 'post-devolution blues' may require both a needs-based reform of the territorial distribution of public expenditure and a political settlement for the English regions at the national (UK) level.


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Author(s): Pike A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Regional Studies

Year: 2002

Volume: 36

Issue: 9

Pages: 1067-1082

Print publication date: 01/12/2002

ISSN (print): 0034-3404

ISSN (electronic): 1360-0591

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0034340022000022189

DOI: 10.1080/0034340022000022189


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