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Martin Boddy and Michael Parkinson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344458

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.001.0001

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‘Pathways to integration’: tackling social exclusion on Merseyside

‘Pathways to integration’: tackling social exclusion on Merseyside

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(p.367) Twenty ‘Pathways to integration’: tackling social exclusion on Merseyside
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City matters
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Richard Meegan

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0020

This chapter examines the regeneration initiative in Merseyside, England, designed to address the issues of social exclusion and concentrated disadvantage. A distinctive feature of this program is the so-called Pathways to Integration priority, which involves the targeting of a significant tranche of spending towards areas of the city-region experiencing particularly marked concentrations of disadvantage. The result of this initiative showed that communities are willing to engage in policy if genuine spaces for engagement are provided.

Keywords:   regeneration initiative, Merseyside, England, social exclusion, concentrated disadvantage, communities

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