Locational policies in secondary capital cities: constructing a dynamic framework

Kaufmann, David (30 January 2014). Locational policies in secondary capital cities: constructing a dynamic framework (Unpublished). In: 2014 SPSA Annual Conference, Panel 10: Federalism and Territorial Politics, Workshop: Local and Urban Politics in Multilevel Systems. Bern. 30.-31.01.2014.

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Capital cities that are not the economic centers of their nations – so-called secondary capital cities (SSCs) – tend to be overlooked in the field of political science. Consequentially, there is a lack of research and resulting theory describing their local economy and their public policies. This paper analyzes how SCCs try to develop and position themselves through the formulation of locational policies. By linking three different theoretical strands – the Regional Innovation System (RIS) approach, the concept of locational policies, and the regime perspective – this paper aims for constructing a framework to study the economic and political dynamics in SCCs.

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11 Centers of Competence > KPM Center for Public Management

UniBE Contributor:

Kaufmann, David


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science




David Christen

Date Deposited:

04 Jun 2014 11:34

Last Modified:

09 Dec 2014 09:58

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Urban politics, secondary capital cities, locational policies, policy regime, regional innovation system





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