Liberalism, Neoliberalism, and Urban Governance: A State-Theoretical Pespective

This paper discusses the recurrence and the recurrent limitations of liberalism as a general discourse, strategy, and regime. It then establishes a continuum of neoliberalism ranging from a project for radical system transformation from state socialism to market capitalism, through a basic regime shift within capitalism, to more limited policy adjustments intended to maintain another type of accumulation regime and its mode of regulation.

The Narrative of Enterprise and the Enterprise of Narrative: Place Marketing and the Entrepreneurial City

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:  ‘The enterprise of narrative and the narrative of enterprise: place marketing and the entrepreneurial city’, in T. Hall and P. Hubbard, eds, The Entrepreneurial City, Chichester: Wiley, 77-99, 1998.   By: Bob Jessop[1] In a recent survey of trends in…

The Entrepreneurial City: Re-imaging Localities, Re-designing Economic Governance, or Re-structuring Capital?

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The entrepreneurial city: re-imaging localities, redesigning economic governance, or restructuring capital?’, in N. Jewson and S. MacGregor, eds, Realising Cities: New Spatial Divisions and Social Transformation, London: Routledge, 28-41, 1997. By: Bob Jessop[1]  The principal forms, functions, and policy mechanisms…

Flexibilization and State Strategies: Coal and the City

By: Noelle Burgi and Bob Jessop This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Flexibilization and state strategies: British Coal and the City’, in B. Jessop et al., eds, The Politics of Flexibility, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 173-194, N. Burgi & B. Jessop, 1991. *** Comparing the coal industry…