Measuring Regional Success Post-Brexit: The Need for New Measures

Hearne, D. (2018) Measuring Regional Success Post-Brexit: The Need for New Measures. Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

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Abstract

One of the key underexplored aspects of Brexit is the way in which it took place against a backdrop of sharp regional differences across the UK and the fact that there is not one system of governance in UK but multiple ones. In many ways, the Brexit vote has shone a harsh light on something that academics and practitioners have known for years: regional differences matter. In the West Midlands, almost 60% of votes were to leave the EU. In London, almost 60% of votes were to remain. Indeed, some have argued that the vote should be seen as the “revenge of places that don’t matter”[1]. This has occurred in spite of the fact that EU structural funding has been concentrated in many of these regions.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: G300 Statistics
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
L100 Economics
L200 Politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Institutes > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Jessica Guy
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 13:05
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 13:05
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6252

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