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Securitization, Urban Policy and “The Community”

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dc.contributor.author Hancock, Lynn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-21T13:02:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-21T13:02:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-10-7725-8
dc.identifier.issn 1796-2986
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/32360
dc.description.abstract This article places recent debates about community cohesion and securitization in a wider context; it situates assumptions about the “threats” posed by particular communities against the backdrop of urban policy and urban social change in the UK. It reveals the way marginalised “communities”, minority ethnic group and white working-class, were imagined in New Labour’s urban regeneration policies and how they are invoked in the more recent Conservative-led coalition’s proposed social and regional policies and their accompanying rhetoric. The discussion also makes an assessment of the likely impact of recent economic and social policies for neighbourhood change, instability and “security”. It is argued that the ways urban communities have been conceptualised reflect, at best, a neglect of the structural determinants of urban social life and at worst a deliberate attempt to downplay such concerns underpinned by a deeply rooted preoccupation with the problem of rather than the problems faced by marginalised communities. fi
dc.language.iso en fi
dc.publisher Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries COLLeGIUM: Studies across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences 11 fi
dc.rights © 2012 author and volume editor fi
dc.title Securitization, Urban Policy and “The Community” fi
dc.type Artikkeli fi
dc.type Article fi

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