Regeneration of East Manchester : a political analysis /

East Manchester was the site of one of the most substantial regeneration projects internationally. Urban regeneration was a central plank of New Labour policy and the approach radically altered with the election of the Coalition Government in 2010. East Manchester was one of the most deprived areas...

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Authors / Creators: Blakeley, Georgina (Author), Evans, Brendan, 1944- (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Evans, Brendan, 1944- author.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013.
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Summary:East Manchester was the site of one of the most substantial regeneration projects internationally. Urban regeneration was a central plank of New Labour policy and the approach radically altered with the election of the Coalition Government in 2010. East Manchester was one of the most deprived areas of Britain in 1997, referred to as a `basket case' in dire need of regeneration. This book explores the role of Manchester City Council and other public agencies in the regeneration of the area.
East Manchester has been the site of one of the most substantial regeneration projects internationally. The initiative in east Manchester confirmed the tag that the city is the 'regeneration capital' of the United Kingdom.<br> <br> While the book focuses on a single project, it has wider relevance to national and international regeneration initiatives. The book assesses the outcomes of the regeneration, although it demonstrates the difficulties in producing a definitive evaluation. It has a political focus and illuminates and challenges many assumptions underpinning three major current academic debates: governance, participatory democracy and ideology.<br> <br> The book is relevant to students of politics, geography, sociology, public administration and recent history but will also interest practitioners, academics and general readers interested in urban regeneration. Mancunians will also be fascinated by the rapidly changing face and character of their city as will those with an interest in Manchester's football, the Commonwealth Games and Sportcity.<br>
Physical Description:1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781781707708
1781707707
9781526102874
1526102870
Author Notes:
Georgina Blakeley is Lecturer in Politics at the Open University

Brendan Evans is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Huddersfield