Localism: sufficient and fit for purpose?
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) will organise a conference on localism on 3 November 2011 in Manchester in the United Kingdom. Localism and regionalism tend to be seen as conflicting and competing conceptions of territorial organisation. Nevertheless, many successful economies around the world have strong local government structures which are complemented by regional structures.
The conference is open to all: academics, policy makers and practitioners. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to attend the conference and use this opportunity to present their work.
Papers are welcomed on a number of themes. More details can be found at: www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk