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Disadvantaged by where you live? – Neighbourhood governance in contemporary urban policy - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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Disadvantaged by where you live?: Neighbourhood governance in contemporary urban policy

Ian Smith, Eileen Lepine, and Marilyn Taylor


This book distils lessons from work on neighbourhoods carried out within the Cities Research Centre of the University of the West of England over the past seven years. It offers a major contribution to academic debates on the neighbourhood both as a sphere of governance and as a point of public service delivery under New Labour since 1997. The book explores how ‘the neighbourhood’ has been used in policy in the UK; what the ‘appropriate contribution’ of neighbourhood governance is and how this relates to concepts of multi-level governance; the tensions that are visible at the neighbourhood lev ... More

Keywords: neighbourhoods, New Labour, neighbourhood governance, local government, mainstreaming, civil society, diversity, democracy, learning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348951
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348951.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Smith, editor

Eileen Lepine, editor

Marilyn Taylor, editor

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