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Securing an urban renaissanceCrime, community, and British urban policy$
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Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348159

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.001.0001

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‘Problem’ people, ‘problem’ places? New Labour and council estates

‘Problem’ people, ‘problem’ places? New Labour and council estates

(p.125) Eight ‘Problem’ people, ‘problem’ places? New Labour and council estates
Securing an urban renaissance

Charlie Johnston

Gerry Mooney

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on the construction and representation of council estates as problem places in Great Britain. It describes the preoccupation of the urban-renewal agenda with social-housing estates and the reproduction of inequalities and misery of poverty. The chapter argues that council estates play a symbolically and ideologically important role as a signifier and marker of social problems and spatialised dysfunctionality. It explains that in New Labour's much-heralded urban renaissance, the council estate is often counterposed against the vision of a revitalised urban citizenship in which responsible and orderly communities are involved in the management of their neighbourhoods.

Keywords:   council estates, problem places, Great Britain, urban renewal, inequalities, social problems, spatialised dysfunctionality, New Labour, urban renaissance, urban citizenship

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