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Competitive global city regions and 'sustainable development': an interpretive institutionalist account in the South East of England

Krueger, Rob; Gibbs, David

Authors

Rob Krueger



Abstract

This paper presents an argument and empirical case study to draw out additional nuance in the social construction of institutions. Adapting the conceptual work of political scientists Mark Bevir and Roderick Rhodes to recent accounts in economic geography of institutional change we present an 'interpretative analysis' of recent policy changes in the regulation of land use in competitive global regions in London and the South East, UK. The paper examines the appeal to tradition, the construction of policy dilemmas, and the affect these have on what we think of as neoliberal policy reform.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 27, 2010
Journal ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A
Print ISSN 0308-518X
Electronic ISSN 1472-3409
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Issue 4
Pages 821-837
APA6 Citation Krueger, R., & Gibbs, D. (2010). Competitive global city regions and 'sustainable development': an interpretive institutionalist account in the South East of England. Environment & planning. A, 42(4), 821-837. doi:10.1068/a42111
DOI https://doi.org/10.1068/a42111
Keywords Geography, Planning and Development; Environmental Science (miscellaneous)