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9780719058875

City of Revolution : Restructuring Manchester

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  • ISBN13:

    9780719058875

  • ISBN10:

    0719058872

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2002-10-11
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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Summary

This book provides a comprehensive, reflective and critical analysis of the far-reaching process of urban transformation, searching beneath the hype to expose the true character of the 'new Manchester'. Has Manchester engineered an urban renaissance, having finally turned its back on the grimy factory economy? Or is it on a slow-motion slide into the post-industrial sludge of economic insecurity and social polarization? Drawing on the work of leading researchers and commentators in the field, this collection provides answers to these and other questions concerning Manchester's changing political economy.

Author Biography

Jamie Peck is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Kevin Ward is Lecturer in Geography at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

List of plates and figures
viii
List of tables and boxes
x
List of contributors
xi
Preface xiv
Abbreviations xvi
Placing Manchester
1(17)
Jamie Peck
Kevin Ward
Tales of transformation
9(9)
Global Manchester: from globaliser to globalised
18(16)
Peter Dicken
Shifting global competition
23(3)
Geopolitical environment
26(2)
Changing corporate strategies
28(4)
From globaliser to globalised
32(2)
Mancunian ways: the politics of regeneration
34(16)
Brian Robson
Urban visions
36(2)
Delivering regeneration
38(5)
Partnership and networking
43(3)
Turns and transitions
46(4)
Economic transitions: restructuring local labour markets
50(26)
Benito Giordano
Laura Twomey
Changing employment
52(10)
Forms of unemployment
62(14)
Entrepreneurial turns: municipal socialism and after
76(19)
Steve Quilley
Manchester's new urban left
77(7)
Entrepreneurial turns?
84(7)
Continuities and caveats
91(4)
Olympic dreams: visions of partnership
95(21)
Allan Cochrane
Jamie Peck
Adam Tickell
Driving the dream
96(5)
Making it happen
101(5)
Politics of spectacle
106(7)
Playing Olympic games
113(3)
Metropolitan manoeuvres: making Greater Manchester
116(17)
Iain Deas
Kevin Ward
Regeneration unbound
121(3)
MIDAS touch?
124(2)
Marketing Manchester
126(5)
Remaking metropolitan governance
131(2)
Bomb sites: the politics of opportunity
133(22)
Adam Holden
Managing crisis as opportunity
134(6)
Designs on Manchester
140(8)
Heart of the city
148(2)
Explosive entrepreneurialism
150(5)
City building: developing Manchester's core
155(21)
Gwyndaf Williams
Building metropolitan cohesion
156(2)
Planning the core
158(1)
Framing city centre development
159(7)
Delivering a strategic focus
166(6)
Flagship development
172(3)
New urban landmarks
175(1)
Regional tensions: constructing institutional cohesion?
176(14)
Martin Jones
Gordon MacLeod
Mapping Regional Development Agencies
178(2)
New regionalism, North West style
180(4)
Democratic renewal?
184(4)
Economic governance or political mobilisation?
188(2)
Poor Manchester: old problems and new deals
190(24)
Dean Herd
Terry Patterson
Poverty politics
192(3)
New Labour, New Deals
195(6)
City Pride and welfare-to-work
201(10)
Proud, but still poor
211(3)
Hypocritical city: cycles of urban exclusion
214(22)
Rosemary Mellor
Consuming Manchester
217(4)
City-centre businesses
221(9)
Excluding the poor
230(3)
A just city?
233(3)
Bibliography 236(17)
Index 253

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