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Decoding Decentralisation: The Marketing of Urban Local Power?

Decoding Decentralisation: The Marketing of Urban Local Power? Local decentralisation-to urban neighbourhood level-has become commonly projected as an important component of urban restructuring, and in particular of new modes of urban governance. This ubiquity is founded on the mythical qualities of decentralisation. Focusing on the discursive strategies employed by two urban Scottish local authorities, this paper shows how local decentralisation can become commodified as both a good and as 'good practice'. Analysis of the texts used to advocate local decentralisation identifies the language through which the marketing of power is conveyed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Urban Studies: An International Journal of Research in Urban Studies SAGE

Decoding Decentralisation: The Marketing of Urban Local Power?

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SAGE
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ISSN
0042-0980
eISSN
1360-063X
DOI
10.1080/0042098993763
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Abstract

Local decentralisation-to urban neighbourhood level-has become commonly projected as an important component of urban restructuring, and in particular of new modes of urban governance. This ubiquity is founded on the mythical qualities of decentralisation. Focusing on the discursive strategies employed by two urban Scottish local authorities, this paper shows how local decentralisation can become commodified as both a good and as 'good practice'. Analysis of the texts used to advocate local decentralisation identifies the language through which the marketing of power is conveyed.

Journal

Urban Studies: An International Journal of Research in Urban StudiesSAGE

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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