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Securing the City: Urban Renaissance, Policing and Social Regulation


Helms, G and Atkinson, R and MacLeod, G, Securing the City: Urban Renaissance, Policing and Social Regulation, European Urban and Regional Studies, 14, (4) pp. 267-276. ISSN 0969-7764 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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A conspicuously 'entrepreneurial' turn in urban governance has heightened the significance of cities as strategic sites upon and through which to foster renewed economic growth and prosperity while simultaneously combating entrenched social problems. If the pioneering entrepreneurial cities in this process (or, more precisely, their governments and agencies) have undoubtedly been located in the United States (Harvey, 1989;Jonas and Wilson, 1999), there is also little doubt that urban growth has become a key focal point of political programmes and spatial policy in many European countries (OECD, 2000; 2003; Moulaert et al., 2001; Brenner, 2003).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Urban planning
UTAS Author:Atkinson, R (Associate Professor Rowland Atkinson)
ID Code:49534
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2012-09-24
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