1st Edition

Transforming Cities Contested Governance and New Spatial Divisions

Edited By Nick Jewson, Susanne Macgregor Copyright 1997
    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    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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    List of Contributors


    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 Communities and Local Democracy, Mike Geddes




    Nick Jewson, Susanne Macgregor