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Examining regional competitiveness and the pressures of rapid growth: An interpretive institutionalist account of policy responses in three city regions

Krueger, Rob; Gibbs, David; Carr, Constance

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Rob Krueger

Constance Carr



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Rob Krueger
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Abstract

This paper is premised on the notion that actors play a central role in shaping their institutional contexts. The paper adds to scholarship in this area by bringing together three disparate cases with a common analytical entry point: the city region. Despite their multiple scales and different sites of governance, these cases are united by a common theme, exemplified in each city region: addressing the contradictions of rapid development, in particular rapid growth and competitiveness. Using the conceptual framework of interpretive institutionalism we examine how dilemmas, in this case the pressure of rapid growth in regions, are informed by the different traditions for understanding the role of the market in delivering project outcomes. Our findings show this difference in institutional norms and the variance amongst the different paradigms.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2018
Journal Forthcoming in Environment and Planning C
Print ISSN 2399-6544
Electronic ISSN 2399-6552
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 6
Pages 965-986
Institution Citation Krueger, R., Gibbs, D., & Carr, C. (2018). Examining regional competitiveness and the pressures of rapid growth: An interpretive institutionalist account of policy responses in three city regions. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36(6), 965-986. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654418767661
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654418767661
Keywords Growth; Sustainable development; Interpretive institutionalism; City regions
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2399654418767661
Copyright Statement Copyright © 2018 SAGE. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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