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Urban renaissance?New Labour, community and urban policy$
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Rob Imrie and Mike Raco

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861343802

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.001.0001

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Social capital, regeneration and urban policy

Social capital, regeneration and urban policy

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(p.37) Two Social capital, regeneration and urban policy
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Urban renaissance?
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Ade Kearns

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.003.0002

This chapter examines the relevance of social capital for urban regeneration and urban policy. It considers social capital as a multidimensional phenomenon that operates at different levels, and shows how the concept has emerged as a key element of both regeneration and urban policy, allied to agendas of community self-help and social cohesion, and to goals of reducing crime and antisocial behaviour. The chapter also discusses some of the dangers posed by such a strong reliance on social capital in public policy.

Keywords:   social capital, urban regeneration, urban policy, community self-help, social cohesion, crime reduction, antisocial behaviour

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