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Building partnerships to promote economic and social wellbeing and learning

The PASCAL Observatory is a UK / Australian collaboration that shares research on social capital, learning regions and place management. The observatory recognises the necessity of partnerships for the successful implementation of policy. Three initiatives that illustrate ways in which governments can intervene to promote...
Report

City-Region Governance, Policy Variation and Economic Performance

Advocates for devolution of responsibility for economic development have frequently made a link between the governance of city-regions and their economic performance. The evidence they adduce for this does not clearly bear this out, since there are problems in defining the scale of the cities...
Database

Database on immigrants in OECD countries

This new database provides comprehensive and comparative information on a broad range of demographic and labour market characteristics of immigrants living in OECD countries. The DIOC includes information on demographic characteristics (age and gender), duration of stay, labour market outcomes (labour market status, occupations, sectors...
Report

Great art for everyone: a consultation on self-assessment and peer review

Arts Council England is planning to introduce new processes of self-assessment and peer review for their regularly funded organisations. The development and introduction of these processes will be a major element in their ambition to strengthen relationships with regularly funded organisations in order to reinforce...
Journal article

Competitiveness, creativity, and place-based development

This paper seeks to make a link between the concepts of competitiveness and the 'creative class' at a place-based level. The paper explores the relationship between creativity and competitiveness at the local level across the UK using a rural - urban framework. A growing competitiveness...
Journal article

England and the 'New Regionalism'

This article investigates recent claims concerining the 'new regionalism' - that is, the 're-emergence' of the region and a unit of economic analysis and the territorial sphere most suited to the interaction of political, social and economic progress in the era of 'globalization'. It is...
Journal article

Farm tourism experiences in travel reviews: a cross-comparison of three alternative methods for data analysis

This paper demonstrates three alternative approaches for mining consumer sentiment from large amounts of qualitative data found in online travel reviews. Manual content coding, corpus-based semantic analysis, and stance-shift analysis represent methods varying greatly in both process and output. For illustration purposes, they are applied...
Journal article

From countrysides of production to countrysides of consumption?

The UK rural economy is increasingly driven by consumption-based demands rather than by productive land use. Such demands have been an influence on rural land use for many hundreds of years, but a range of factors, including greater wealth and mobility, have reinforced a long-standing...
Journal article

How planning can meet the challenges: In praise of Local Development Frameworks

The article starts by examining the history and context of the modern spatial planning system leading to the introduction of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 Local Development Framework (LDF) system. In exploring the challenges the system currently faces, it then focuses on the...
Book

Indigenous peoples and governance structures: a comparative analysis of land and resource management rights

Examines ways Indigenous peoples have used national and international legal mechanisms to create governance structures which facilitate interaction with non-Indigenous governments and structures, while remaining as close as possible to Indigenous structures and processes; includes studies from the United States, Alaska, Canada; New Zealand; Inuit...