Renewing Neighbourhoods: Work, Enterprise and Governance

Renewing Neighbourhoods: Work, Enterprise and Governance

by Stephen Syrett, David North

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ISBN-13: 9781861348616
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Stephen Syrett, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY and David North, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Middlesex University

Table of Contents


List of tables, figures and boxes
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations

1. In search of economic revival
Introduction
Identifying the problem: spatial concentrations of deprivation
Recognising deprived neighbourhoods
Tackling localised deprivation
The evolution of policy practice
Rationales for intervention
Conclusions
2. In what sense a neighbourhood problem?
Introduction
The economic features of deprived neighbourhoods
Placing deprived neighbourhoods in context: the case study areas
Economic change and uneven development
Differences between neighbourhoods
Area of neighbourhood effects
Cycles of decline: producing and maintaining localised deprivation
Conclusions
3. Work and worklessness
Introduction
Employment and unemployment in the case study areas
Conceptualising local labour markets
Demand-side considerations
Supply-side considerations
Institutional barriers
Policy responses
Conclusions
4. Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Introduction
Exogenous versus endogenous investment
The enterprise demographics of deprived neighbourhoods
Policy responses
Conclusions
5. Institutions and governance: integrating and coordinating policy
Introduction
The institutional and governance context: complexity, fragmentation and decentralisation
Integrating the policy agenda
Coordinating spatial levels of intervention
Factors constraining policy integration and spatial coordination
Conclusions
6. Deprived neighbourhoods: future prospects for economic intervention
Introduction
Spatial difference
People and place
Rationales for intervention
The governance challenge
Final thoughts

References
Index

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