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Understanding Urban Policy: A Critical Introduction

Understanding Urban Policy: A Critical Introduction

Allan Cochrane

ISBN: 978-0-631-21121-1

Nov 2006, Wiley-Blackwell

192 pages

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$56.95

Description

This extensive review of urban policy explores the interaction of urban policy with changing perspectives on urban life and social welfare.

  • An extensive review of urban policy since the 1960s.
  • Examines a broad range of issues, such as race, economic regeneration and competitiveness, managing dangerous places, community and managerialism.
  • The theme-based structure provides a new and innovative approach to the subject.
  • Written in a clear, accessible style with pedagogic features to appeal to students from a range of disciplines.
1. What is Urban Policy?.

2. Exploring the Roots: ‘Race’, Disorder, and Poverty.

3. Managerialism and the City.

4. The Meaning(s) of Community.

5. Managing Disorderly Places.

6. Competitiveness, the Market and Urban Entrepreneurialism.

7. Taking the Cultural Turn.

8. Neo-liberalism and the Globalisation of Urban Policy.

9. Reshaping Welfare, Re-imagining Urban Policy.

References.

Index

"An immensely enjoyable book, bringing a valuable historical perspective to bear and written in a critical but lucid style... it will challenge and enlighten its readers." Paul Burton, University of Bristol

  • An extensive review of urban policy since the 1960s.
  • Explores the complex interaction of urban policy with changing perspectives on urban life and social welfare.
  • Examines a broad range of issues, such as race, economic regeneration and competitiveness, managing dangerous places, community and managerialism.
  • The theme-based structure provides a new and innovative approach to the subject.
  • Written in a clear, accessible style with pedagogic features to appeal to students from a range of disciplines.