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New Labour and unequal neighbourhoods

Power Anne

in Towards a more equal society?: Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When New Labour came to power in 1997, there was great enthusiasm within government for tackling deprivation, particularly area concentrations of problems. There were several important reasons. ... More


A Voice in Politics

Nicole P. Marwell

in Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226509068
eISBN:
9780226509082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509082.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Urban politics largely focus on a competition for critical resources: along with affordable, quality housing, residents of poor urban neighborhoods need parks, clean streets, safety, quality ... More


Housing and the environment for children

Deborah Quilgars

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428370
eISBN:
9781447304005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews the nature of poor housing and the type of housing that children, and particularly poor children, currently live in, and the potential impacts of poor housing on the lives of ... More


The Political Status of Community

Steve Herbert

in Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327303
eISBN:
9780226327358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the political capacity of community in greater depth. It reviews the four factors the residents cited most frequently to explain the political lightness of community: ... More


The 1990s: decline and divergence

Ruth Lupton

in Poverty Street: The dynamics of neighbourhood decline and renewal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345356
eISBN:
9781447303039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345356.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the history of the areas' decline and divergence during the 1990s. It is noted that the fortunes of Southside and West-City pull apart. These two areas represent the extremes ... More


Poverty, local services and austerity

Glen Bramley and Kirsten Besemer

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334224
eISBN:
9781447334309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334224.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

While public support for local services as ‘essential’ remains high, there have been divergent trends in usage, with increases in public transport, corner shops and childrens services, but declines ... More


The Lower Classes Under the Oligarchic State

Susan C. Stokes

in Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the political life and culture of the popular sectors from the oligarchic state period of the 1930s through the late 1960s. It argues that, despite the rise in the early 1930s ... More


Situating the Immigration and Neighborhood Crime Relationship across Multiple Cities

María B. Vélez and Christopher J. Lyons

in Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814749029
eISBN:
9780814749043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814749029.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores whether the often-found negative relationship between recent immigration and neighborhood crime is limited to or enhanced in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. It also ... More


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