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dc.contributor.authorGray, M
dc.contributor.authorBarford, A
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-08T00:30:18Z
dc.date.available2018-11-08T00:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1752-1378
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/284729
dc.description.abstractAusterity, the sustained and widespread cuts to government budgets, has characterised Britain’s public policy since 2010. The local state has undergone substantial restructuring, driven by major budget reductions from central government. Hitherto, few studies of austerity in the UK have considered the interplay of national and local policies. We contribute a fine-grained spatial analysis of local authority budgets, highlighting their socioeconomically- and geographically-uneven impacts. We identify substantial variations between authorities in terms of funding, local tax-base, fiscal resources, assets, political control, service-need and demographics. We argue that austerity has actively reshaped the relationship between central and local government in Britain, shrinking the capacity of the local state, increasing inequality between local governments, and exacerbating territorial injustice.
dc.description.sponsorshipCambridge Political Economy Society Trust British Academy
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.titleThe depths of the cuts: The uneven geography of local government austerity
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage563
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameCambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
prism.startingPage541
prism.volume11
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32101
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-03
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/cjres/rsy019
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-10-29
dc.contributor.orcidGray, Mia [0000-0002-1002-0879]
dc.contributor.orcidBarford, Anna [0000-0002-4250-7171]
dc.identifier.eissn1752-1386
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idBritish Academy (SG150251)
pubs.funder-project-idESRC (ES/M500409/1)
cam.issuedOnline2018-10-09
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:54:09 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-10-09


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