- An extensive review of urban policy since the 1960s.
- Examines a broad range of issues, such as race, economic regeneration and competitiveness, managing dangerous places, community and managerialism.
- The theme-based structure provides a new and innovative approach to the subject.
- Written in a clear, accessible style with pedagogic features to appeal to students from a range of disciplines.
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.