1. Focuses on how changing institutions and geography of the state – of relevance to governance of urban regeneration – can influence the types of strategies and policies that will be promoted .
2. But also focuses on how local social and political forces and nature of local leadership may influence state institutions and geographies and the strategies pursued .
3. In turn, it helps us understand how new “ objects of governance ” for urban regeneration may emerge through the prioritisation of certain social and political forces operating at certain scales and through specific strategies .
4. But these will also be influenced by “ spatial imaginaries ” – the types of economic and social spaces that are deemed amenable to governance practices by new institutions / political actors.