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Transforming Cities

Contested Governance and New Spatial Divisions, 1st Edition

Edited by Nick Jewson, Susanne Macgregor


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Transforming Cities examines the profound changes that have characterised cities of the advanced capitalist societies in the final decades of the twentieth century. It analyses ways in which relationships of contest, conflict and co-operation are realised in and through the social and spatial forms of contemporary urban life. This book focuses on the impact of economic restructuring and changing forms of urban deprivation and social exclusion. It contends that these processes are creating new patterns of social division and new forms of regulation and control.

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Transforming Cities: Social Exclusion and the Reinvention of Partnership, Nick Jewson and Susanne MacGregor

Part I: Framing the City

1. Transforming Cities: Social Process and Spatial Form, David Harvey

2. The Entrepreneurial City: Re-Imagining Localities, Redesigning Economic Governance, or Restructuring Capital?, Bob Jessop

3. Post-Fordism and Criminality, John Lea

4. Cool Times for a Changing City, Rosemary Mellor

Part II: Managing and Measuring City Life

5. Beyond ‘Culture City’: Glasgow as a ‘Dual City’, Gerry Mooney and Mike Danson

6. ‘Race’, Housing and the City, Peter Ratcliffe

7. Violence, Space and Gender: The Social and Spatial Parameters of Violence Against Women and Men, Jayne Mooney

8. Challenging Perceptions: ‘Community’ and Neighbourliness on a Difficult-To-Let Estate, Janet Foster

Part III: New Forms of Regulation: Partnership and Empowerment

9. Hegemony and Regime in Urban Governance: Towards a Theory of the Locally Networked State, Chris Collinge and Stephen Hall

10. Urban Partnerships, Economic Regeneration an the ‘Healthy City’, Mike Sheaff

11. Policing Late Modernity: Changing Strategies of Crime Management in Contemporary Britain, Gordon Hughes

12. Poverty and Partnership in the Third European Poverty Programme: The Liverpool Case, Robert Moore

Part IV: The Politics of Exclusion and Resistance

13. Downtown Redevelopment and Community Resistance: An International Perspective, Mike Beazley, Patrick Loftman and Brendan Nevin

14. Religion, Education and City Politics: A Case Study of Community Mobilisation, Wendy Ball and James A. Beckford

15. Poverty, Excluded Communitiesand Local Democracy, Mike Geddes



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General