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The reconstruction of regional policy and the remaking of the competitive region

Mike Raco

in Building sustainable communities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347442
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.003.0006
The reconstruction of regional policy and the remaking of the competitive region

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This chapter discusses the shift in reviewing the concept of the ‘key worker’ (KW) within the wider regional-policy changes from the end of the 1970s up to the present day. It explores the ways the new types of creative and entrepreneurial KWs were defined, and how their presence and/or creation was viewed as important to the creation of sustainable and competitive places and communities. The absence of such workers was presented as one of the key problems that the Development Areas (DAs) faced.

Keywords: key worker; regional-policy changes; absence of workers; key problems; Development Areas; creative key workers; entrepreneurial key workers

Chapter.  7845 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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