Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781861348944 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781861348951 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Disadvantaged by where you live?

Neighbourhood governance in contemporary urban policy

Edited by Ian Smith, Eileen Lepine, and Marilyn Taylor

Disadvantaged by where you live?

Edited by Ian Smith, Eileen Lepine, and Marilyn Taylor

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781861348944 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781861348951 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Disadvantaged by where you live? 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 level and what this tells us about wider governance issues.The book explores and reflects on the notion of neighbourhood governance from a variety of perspectives that reflect the unique depth and breadth of the Centre's research programme. Neighbourhood governance is examined in relation to: multi-level governance and city-regions; local government; mainstreaming; cross-national differences in neighbourhood policy; community and civil society; diversity; different conceptions of democracy; and, evaluation and learning. In doing so, the book identifies useful conceptual tools for analysing the present and future contribution of policy to neighbourhoods.
Contents
Introduction
of neighbourhoods and governance ~ Eileen Lepine, Ian Smith and Marilyn Taylor
Theories of 'neighbourhood' in urban policy ~ Helen Sullivan and Marylyn Taylor
Neighbourhood as a new focus for action in the urban policies of West European states ~ Rob Atkinson and Laurence Carmichael
Under construction - the city-region and the neighbourhood: new actors in a system of multi-level governance? ~ Rob Atkinson
More local than local government: the relationship between local government and the neighbourhood agenda ~ Eileen Lepine and Helen Sullivan
Neighbourhoods, democracy and citizenship ~ Joanna Howard and David Sweeting
Community leadership cycles and neighbourhood governance ~ Derrick Purdue
Neighbourhood governance and diversity: the diverse neighbourhood ~ Yasminah Beebeejaun and Lucy Grimshaw
Mainstreaming and neighbourhood governance: the importance of process, power and partnership ~ Ian Smith, Joanna Howard and Laura Evans
Evaluation, knowledge and learning in neighbourhood governance: the case of the New Deal for Communities ~ Lucy Grimshaw and Ian Smith
The future of neighbourhoods in urban policy ~ Eileen Lepine, Ian Smith and Marilyn Taylor
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