Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861348623 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
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Renewing Neighbourhoods

Work, Enterprise and Governance

Stephen Syrett and David North

Renewing Neighbourhoods
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Stephen Syrett and David North

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2008
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861348623 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781861348616 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Jobs and enterprise are critical to creating viable neighbourhoods. Yet much recent policy activity aimed at the regeneration of deprived neighbourhoods has had only a marginal impact on the economic challenges presented by areas of concentrated disadvantage.This book directly addresses the economic development issues central to neighbourhood renewal, drawing on the authors' original research and wide-ranging analysis of recent academic theory and policy practice. Their critical examination of the economic problems of deprived areas, and the range of employment and enterprise-related policy initiatives and governance arrangements that have attempted to address them, offers informed insights into what does and what does not work. Through its topical focus on issues of work and enterprise in deprived neighbourhoods, "Renewing neighbourhoods" goes to the heart of much current policy practice that seeks to combine concerns of economic competitiveness with those of social exclusion. It will be essential reading for academics, practitioners and policy makers working in the fields of urban regeneration, neighbourhood renewal and local and regional economic development. It will also be a key text for students of urban studies, planning, social policy, human geography and related disciplines.
Contents
List of tables, figures and boxes
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations

1. In search of economic revival
Introduction
Identifying the problem: spatial concentrations of deprivation
Recognising deprived neighbourhoods
Tackling localised deprivation
The evolution of policy practice
Rationales for intervention
Conclusions
2. In what sense a neighbourhood problem?
Introduction
The economic features of deprived neighbourhoods
Placing deprived neighbourhoods in context: the case study areas
Economic change and uneven development
Differences between neighbourhoods
Area of neighbourhood effects
Cycles of decline: producing and maintaining localised deprivation
Conclusions
3. Work and worklessness
Introduction
Employment and unemployment in the case study areas
Conceptualising local labour markets
Demand-side considerations
Supply-side considerations
Institutional barriers
Policy responses
Conclusions
4. Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Introduction
Exogenous versus endogenous investment
The enterprise demographics of deprived neighbourhoods
Policy responses
Conclusions
5. Institutions and governance: integrating and coordinating policy
Introduction
The institutional and governance context: complexity, fragmentation and decentralisation
Integrating the policy agenda
Coordinating spatial levels of intervention
Factors constraining policy integration and spatial coordination
Conclusions
6. Deprived neighbourhoods: future prospects for economic intervention
Introduction
Spatial difference
People and place
Rationales for intervention
The governance challenge
Final thoughts

References
Index
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