Making the links: economic deprivation, neighbourhood renewal and scales of governance

North, David J. and Syrett, Stephen (2008) Making the links: economic deprivation, neighbourhood renewal and scales of governance. Regional Studies, 42 (1). pp. 133-148. ISSN 0034-3404

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400601147273

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North D. and Syrett S. Making the links: economic deprivation, neighbourhood renewel and scales of governance, Regional Studies. A policy focus of the New Labour Government in the UK has been upon attempts to tackle problems of concentrations of deprivation at the neighbourhood scale. This paper presents evidence from five local authority districts to consider how issues of scale matter in seeking to address such problems and the institutional arrangements and policies currently in place to improve their economic prospects. The results demonstrate that for economic deprivation to be tackled more effectively requires both a clearer specification of the rationale for the kind of intervention needed and improved integration and coordination of strategies and actions across spatial scales.

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Research Areas:Business School > Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research
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