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A more equal society?New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion$
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John Hills and Kitty Stewart

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345783

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.001.0001

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Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighbourhood renewal

Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighbourhood renewal

(p.118) (p.119) Six Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighbourhood renewal
A more equal society?

Ruth Lupton

Anne Power

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on New Labour's efforts to reverse the long-running negative impact on urban conditions of concentrated poverty within deprived areas and to break the connection between poor social and physical conditions. The first section of the chapter discusses the situation New Labour inherited and the development of the National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal. The second section discusses the measurable results of the strategy and the third section focuses on the relationship between wider urban, regional, and housing policies and the new neighbourhood renewal agenda. The chapter ends by assessing the future progress of neighbourhood renewal.

Keywords:   New Labour, urban conditions, Neighbourhood Renewal, urban policies, regional policies, housing policies, neighbourhood renewal agenda

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