I’m happy to announce that my Regional Studies article, “Competitive Multi-City Regionalism: Growth Politics Beyond the Growth Machine”, is now available in print. It’s in Vol 51, Issue 4 of Regional Studies, and here’s the abstract:
Local growth politics are increasingly conducted at scales that confound the assumptions of growth machine theory. This paper analyzes ‘competitive multi-city regionalism’ in the United States – local growth coalitions collaborating on economic development across multiple city-regions. It introduces the concept of ‘scalar logics of regionalism’ to characterize the multiple regionalism projects at work throughout the state–economy nexus, and develops a comparative case study of regionalism initiatives in Arizona, Florida and Ohio to demonstrate the importance of interactions and conflict between different scalar logics in determining the multi-scalar outcomes of local growth politics.
I’ll be presenting related research at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting in Boston next month, as part of a paper session titled “Whither the Growth Machine?”. Next week I’ll post a preview of this paper along with my other conference activities.