Inclusive growth in English cities: mainstreamed or sidelined?

Paul Sissons, Anne Green, Kevin Broughton

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The concept of inclusive growth is increasingly presented as offering prospects for more equitable social outcomes. However inclusive growth is subject to a variety of interpretations and lacks definitional clarity. In England, via devolution, cities are taking on new powers for policy domains which can influence inclusive growth outcomes. This opens-up opportunities for innovation to address central issues of low pay and poverty. This article examines the extent to which inclusive growth concerns form a central or peripheral aspect in this new devolution through content analysis of devolution agreements. It concludes that inclusive growth concerns appear to be largely sidelined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-446
JournalRegional Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2018


  • devolution
  • inclusive growth
  • ‘good jobs’
  • cities
  • England


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