Understanding Localism

Mark EVANS, David MARSH, Gerry Stoker

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These two special issues of Policy Studies investigate various aspects of localism and draw insights from a broad range of different academic disciplines; which illustrates how ubiquitous the issue has become, both in the academy and in political discourse, particularly in the UK and increasingly in Australia. In this introduction, we begin by outlining three different types of localism – managerial, representative and community – which have underpinned both debates in the area and policy developments, before outlining our definition of the term. Subsequently, we introduce the theoretical and empirical contributions that this issue makes to understanding localism in Westminster-style democracies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-407
Number of pages7
JournalPolicy Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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