The author draws on evidence from the UK to develop his broader argument, but does so with explicit cross reference to developments in the US, because of the way in which the development of urban policy in the two countries has been intertwined. He also considers the emergence of European and globalized forms of (neoliberal) urban policy since the mid 1990s, before reflecting on the hopes and possibilities that might be realized through urban policy in the future.
2. Exploring the Roots: Race , Disorder, and Poverty.
3. Managerialism and the City.
4. The Meaning(s) of Community.
5. Managing Disorderly Places.
6. Competitiveness, the Market and Urban Entrepreneurialism.
7. Taking the Cultural Turn.
8. Neo–liberalism and the Globalisation of Urban Policy.
9. Reshaping Welfare, Re–imagining Urban Policy.