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    The challenge of urban regeneration in deprived European neighbourhoods: a partnership approach

    Corcoran, Mary (2006) The challenge of urban regeneration in deprived European neighbourhoods: a partnership approach. Economic & Social Review, 37 (3). pp. 399-422. ISSN 0012-9984

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    This paper sets out to critically examine the adoption of a partnership approach to urban regeneration at neighbourhood level across eight European cities. While all of the cities were committed to the idea of the socially integrated city, significant differences emerged in the conceptualisation and practice of partnership at neighbourhood level. This paper draws on case studies assembled in the course of an EU funded thematic network (ENTRUST) to illustrate, in particular, the challenges associated with (1) mobilising the private sector and (2) engaging the local population in the process. The paper concludes that the experience of partnership at neighbourhood level is largely determined by contextual factors such as local and national institutional structures, political culture and the relative power of potentially competing actors within the urban regeneration system.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This paper was delivered at a conference “Social Partnership: A New Kind of Governance?” funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and the Department of Sociology, NUI Maynooth, 14-15 September 2004.
    Keywords: urban regeneration; Europe; Social partnership; neighbourhoods;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 8961
    Depositing User: Prof. Mary Corcoran
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 17:28
    Journal or Publication Title: Economic & Social Review
    Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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