New state spaces or old local places?: the Greater Vancouver Economic Council as a case study of regional governance

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dc.contributor.author Symonds, Krista Jill
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-19T19:27:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-19T19:27:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en
dc.date.issued 2010-02-19T19:27:30Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2226
dc.description.abstract The urban governance literature is currently situated in the nexus of globalization and devolution. On the one hand, scholars are trying to understand the ways that globalization and neoliberalism impact the nation-state. On the other hand. scholars are trying to understand recent changes in urban governance. In New State Spaces: Urban governance and the rescaling of statehood, Neil Brenner tries to bring these two streams of analysis together. He claims that changes to the nation-state have subsequent implications for urban governance in face of capitalist globalization. Brenner bases his argument on examples drawn from Western Europe that span the 1970s to the present. This research investigates Brenner's account by exploring the application for the city of Vancouver and the development of the Greater Vancouver Economic Council. Through the use of a document review and interviews, it is demonstrated that Brenner's account fits at a broad level but falls short under closer scrutiny. Neither the timeline nor the emphasis on urban locational policies are applicable in the Vancouver case. While the neoliberal agenda is identifiable, I argue that local factors - old local places - have a critical impact on the trajectory of regional governance. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject politics and government en
dc.subject Vancouver en
dc.subject British Columbia en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Political Science::Public administration en
dc.title New state spaces or old local places?: the Greater Vancouver Economic Council as a case study of regional governance en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Brunet-Jailly, Emmanuel
dc.degree.department School of Public Administration en
dc.degree.level Master of Public Administration M.P.A. en

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