Localism: identifying complexities and ways forward for research and practice

S Skerratt

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    Abstract

    For every activity there is a certain appropriate scale … What scale is appropriate? It depends on what we are trying to do. (Schumacher, 2011: 50)

    These sentences from Schumacher's seminal text, originally published in 1973, underpin the explorations of localism in this Special Issue of Local Economy. There is increasing emphasis, in research and in policy, on localism – on local, place-based operations and activities, decision-making and resource-allocation processes. Normative arguments exist which support the appropriateness of localism, bringing with them claims for empowerment, capacity building and autonomy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)237 - 239
    Number of pages3
    JournalLocal Economy
    Volume28
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPrint publication - 1 May 2013

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    Keywords

    • Research

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