Making Devolution Work: towards a better economic, democratic and social future?
|Dates:||7 July 2015|
|Times:||09:30 - 16:15|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, General public|
One day conference hosted by Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change at The University of Manchester and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies
With the General Election result likely to prompt further powers and responsibilities to devolved nations, cities and to local government, this is a ‘devolution moment’. Our aim is to explore this ‘moment’ and consider whether and how devolution can herald a better economic, social and democratic future?
After years of centralisation, we must make devolution work. But hopes and promises are not outcomes, especially in Britain where previous major policy changes have ended in disappointment And devolution is too narrowly framed if it becomes a way of boosting economic growth so that questions of social and democratic renewal are secondary. Can devolution, more broadly, be a means to diverse ends including a ‘rebalanced’ economy, fewer inequalities, more public goods and services, and a revitalised democracy.
Under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester, this day of discussion is jointly organised by a leading think-do tank the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and by academic researchers in the Centre for Research on Socio- Cultural Change. Their aim is to break down the silos and sponsor a new conversation between academic researchers, local government, business and civil society groups.
Further information and registration can be found at https://makingdevolutionwork.eventbrite.co.uk.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Business School East