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Building sustainable communitiesSpatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain$
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Mike Raco

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347442

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.001.0001

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Changing times, changing places

Changing times, changing places

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(p.1) ONE Changing times, changing places
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Building sustainable communities
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Mike Raco

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.003.0001

This chapter introduces readers to the main topic of this book, which is labour mobility and spatial policy in post-war Britain. The first section presents the main aims of the book, and is followed by a discussion of some of the core themes that surround the relationships between ‘balanced’ community building and spatial policy. The discussion then sheds some light on the key concepts that are used in the analysis in the following chapters. The second section focuses on the value of using a historical methodology. The chapter ends with a summary of the main contents of the book and its key points.

Keywords:   labour mobility, spatial policy, balanced community building, historical methodology

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