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Redesigning Regionalism: Leadership and accountability in England’s regions
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Stronger economic prosperity across all of England demands effective local and regional governance – but following the 2004 ‘no’ vote in the North East, where should regionalism go next? As the Government considers this issue in it’s Sub National Review, this report explores the options for reform, how Whitehall must change, and the fundamental choices that need to be made to move towards a more mature settlement. Stronger regional leadership is necessary and possible, but only if decisions on institutional design are faced and greater legitimacy and accountability can be achieved.

Redesigning Regionalism: Leadership and accountability in England’s regions intends to help to move forward the debate about the future of regional economic policy, Regional Assemblies, Government Offices and the role of local government and national representatives in regional governance.

Publication Date: 5 March 2007
ISBN: 1 903 447 60 7
Authored by: Chris Leslie and Owen Dallison