International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 22 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Regions and regionalisation through business clusters – the roles of territory and networks in European and North American City Regions

Guest Editors: Tassilo Herrschel

Understanding city‐regional cooperation: what works where

Peter Newman

Advocates of the role of city‐regions in economic development seek lessons from other countries to boost the case. But processes of lesson learning raise many challenges…


The Northern Way: a pan‐regional associational network

Joyce Liddle

This paper aims to examine a pan‐regional initiative, The Northern Way. The argument is framed within the on‐going city‐region debate to demonstrate some of the challenges…


A governance blueprint for the “federalist” Manchester City Region

Daniel Charles Mouawad

This paper aims to present a case study of the Manchester metropolitan area's efforts at implementing a regional approach to economic policy making and metropolitan…


The path to regional competitiveness: Business‐civic leadership and geoeconomics in metropolitan Philadelphia

Karen J. Hanson

This paper aims to present a case study of the Philadelphia region's efforts to implement a regional approach to economic development by relying on business‐civic…

America's emerging megaregions and implications for a national growth strategy

Petra Todorovich

The purpose of this paper is to consider the implications of emerging “megaregions” in the USA and the challenges they present to planning for large‐scale systems of…


New concepts of strategic spatial planning dilemmas in the Dutch Randstad region

Willem Salet, Johan Woltjer

Drawing on changes in the nature of European metropolitan development planning in general, and the example of the Randstad, in particular, the purpose of this paper is to…


Regionalisation in the Gdańsk area: Virtual disintegration and functional cooperation

Mariusz Czepczyński

This paper aims to present some of the key obstacles and general conditions which shape regional cooperation between municipalities of Poland's third largest agglomeration…


New regions and regionalisation through clusters: City‐regions and new problems for the periphery

Mike Danson

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the role of territory in (city‐) regionalisation and to revisit the problems of distance from the core in cluster strategies. The…


Regionalisation, “virtual” spaces and “real” territories: A view from Europe and North America

Tassilo Herrschel

This paper seeks to examine evidence of new forms of regionalisation in both theory and practice, and the relationship between the two. In so doing, it aims to demonstrate…

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