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26 October 2001
Devolution and Globalisation: Implications for Local Decision-makers
This book sets out a vision of devolved economic development policies capable of responding to the challenges of globalisation. The key features in this vision are flexible and networked institutions and local strategies emphasising entrepreneurship, human capital and social cohesion.
Based on the proceedings of the OECD-Scottish Enterprise Glasgow conference, this publication examines how city and region governments and development agencies need to use their devolved powers to respond to globalisation. Trends and challenges are discussed and examples drawn from across the OECD. They address how cities and regions can develop strategies to assure their competitiveness in the globalising economy and how they can help counteract the negative effects of globalisation on marginalised people and places.
Devolution is more than just a transfer of power, it is also a new spirit of co-operation and networking between different levels of government and their civil society partners. Brought together at the level of cities and regions, they can apply some promising development tools, for example for strengthening enterprise clusters, promoting training for a knowledge economy and regenerating distressed areas. This book will help those areas looking to innovate in reply to the challenge of globalisation.
This book is based on the proceedings of the Glasgow conference held by Scottish Enterprise and the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the OECD's Territorial Development Service.
Table of contents:
CHAPTER 1. Key Trends and Challenges
CHAPTER 2. Territorial Governance in a Devolved Context
CHAPTER 3. Democratic Experimentalism: What To Do about Wicked Problems after Whitehall
by Charles Sabel and Rory O’Donnell
CHAPTER 4. Policies for Entrepreneurship
CHAPTER 5. Promoting the Internationalisation of Clusters: Lessons From Italy by Andrea Balestri and Alessandro Cavalieri
CHAPTER 6. Human Capital Policies
CHAPTER 7. Devolution of Training: A Necessity for the Knowledge Economy by Xavier Greffe
CHAPTER 8. Policies for Social Cohesion
CHAPTER 9. An Overview of U.S. Federal, State and Regional Programmes to Promote Economic Development in Distressed Areas by Rick Carlisle and Joanne Scharer
CHAPTER 10. Conclusion
ANNEX 1. The OECD Forum on Cities and Regions: The Purpose and Activities of the Forum
ANNEX 2. The Conference Programme
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