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Securing the City: Urban Renaissance, Policing and Social Regulation


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

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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,

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Urban and Regional Studies
Publisher: Sage Publications
Page Range: pp. 267-276
ISSN: 0969-7764
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:33
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