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|Title:||Deal-making in Whitehall: Competing and complementary motives behind the |
|Author(s):||Sarah Ayres, (Bristol University, Bristol, UK), Ian Stafford, (Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK)|
|Citation:||Sarah Ayres, Ian Stafford, (2009) "Deal-making in Whitehall: Competing and complementary motives behind the |
|Keywords:||Community relations, Economic development, England, Governance, Partnership, Regional development|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/09513550910993371 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||This work is funded through the Economic and Social Research Council. Project title: English Regionalism: Rhetoric or Substance? Evaluating Decision Making Procedures for Regional Funding Allocations, Award number RES-061-23-0033. Interviews were conducted with senior Whitehall officials in HM Treasury (HMT), the Departments for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBERR), Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Health (DoH), Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), Transport (DfT), Work and Pensions (DWP), Home Office (HO) and Regional Coordination Unit (RCU). Interviews lasted approximately one hour, were conducted under Chatham House Rules, digitally recorded, transcribed and manually coded to illicit findings.|
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore Whitehall motivations underpinning the
Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on interviews conducted with senior Whitehall officials involved in regional working.
Findings – The
Originality/value – An examination of these phenomena is intended to provide greater clarity regarding the opportunities and constraints presented by the latest phase of regional restructuring.
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