First published in 1995, this volume explores the effects of social policy on cities during Conservative Party rule over the 1980s and 1990s. It identifies the place where the effects of social policies are most strikingly felt due to the concentration of populations in cities. Delving into issues including business elites, market forces, regenerating cities and poverty, this volume’s contributors make clear that there can be no ‘quick fix’ for Britain’s complex urban problems.
Table of Contents
1. Business Elites and Political Power: Economic Influences on Urban Policy-Making in Birmingham in the Later Victorian Period. Linda Jones. 2. Regenerating Cities: Means and Ends. Nicholas Deakin. 3. Poverty, Mega-Cities and Social Development. Susanne MacGregor. 4. Market Forces, Inequality and the City. Richard Bowe, Stephen Ball and Sharon Gewirtz. 5. Faith in the City Revisited: a Review of the Church of England’s Impact on Urban Deprivation and Urban Policy Since 1986. Graham Bowpitt. 6. Pluralism, Separatism and Community Empowerment: "Race" and Urban Issues. Malcolm Harrison. 7. Care in the Chinese Community. Wing and Kerrie Au. 8. Broken Windows of Opportunity: Crime, Inequality and Employment. David Downes. 9. Urban Policy: Problems and Paradoxes. Robert Moore.