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dc.contributor.author Jones, Martin Russell
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T14:32:13Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T14:32:13Z
dc.date.issued 2004-08-02
dc.identifier.citation Jones , M R 2004 , ' Social justice and the region: grassroots regional movements and the 'English Question' ' Space & Polity , vol 8 , no. 2 , pp. 157-189 . , 10.1080/1356257042000273940 en
dc.identifier.issn 1356-2576
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95508
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1625
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1625
dc.description Jones, Martin, 'Social justice and the region: grassroots regional movements and the 'English Question'', Space and Polity 8(2) pp.157-189 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This paper is positioned within debates on the territorial restructuring of the national state and the emergence of regions as new spaces for instilling economic and social governance. It is argued that the rescaling of state capacities and competences associated with the programme of economic devolution in England—set within a broader context of state restructuring in the UK through constitutional change—is providing an emerging cultural and political territorial space in and through which grassroots social justice movements are attempting to gain popular support. The highly uneven and fragmented nature of English regional identity and interest-group formation is acknowledged and a distinction is drawn between state-driven and (top-down) functional regionalisation and (bottom-up) civil society regionalism to explore this. Discussion then focuses on how regionalisation in the East Midlands is being contested by the regionalists Devolve! (known from 1988-2000 by their former name Movement for Middle England). The paper shows how Devolve! has struggled to gain support and, as sole regional pressure group, is being drawn into the bargaining process, spearheaded by the central state, concerning how the regional process, particularly its 'territorial shape', could be defined. Reflections on the theory and practice of politics and spatiality in geography and especially the recent interest in relational space conclude the paper. en
dc.format.extent 33 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Space & Polity en
dc.title Social justice and the region: grassroots regional movements and the 'English Question' en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1356257042000273940
dc.contributor.institution New Political Geographies en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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