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Sources of city prosperity and cohesion: the case of Glasgow and Edinburgh

Ivan Turok, Nick Bailey, Rowland Atkinson, Glen Bramley, Iain Docherty, Ken Gibb, Robina Goodlad, Annette Hastings, Keith Kintrea, Karryn Kirk, Joe Leibovitz, Bill Lever, Jimmy Morgan and Ronan Paddison

in City matters

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344458
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301868 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0002
Sources of city prosperity and cohesion: the case of Glasgow and Edinburgh

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This chapter examines the sources of social cohesion and prosperity in the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland. It analyses the contrasting performance and very different trajectories of these two neighbouring cities over the last two decades and evaluates the relationship between them. The findings suggest that while Glasgow has experienced major economic decline during this period, Edinburgh has emerged as a highly economically successful capital city. The chapter also discusses the importance of social cohesion to economic growth.

Keywords: social cohesion; prosperity; Glasgow; Edinburgh; Scotland; economic decline; capital city; economic growth

Chapter.  8550 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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