London: competitiveness, cohesion and the policy environment

Ian Gordon, Belinda Brown, Nick Buck, Peter Hall, Michael Harloe, Mark Kleinman, Karen O’Reilly, Gareth Potts, Laura Smethurst and Jo Sparkes

in City matters

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344458
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301868 | DOI:
London: competitiveness, cohesion and the policy environment

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This chapter examines social cohesion, competitiveness, and the policy environment in London, England. It evaluates the impact of competition and cohesion on residential and business communities, and describes how the situation has changed as a result of internationalisation and intensified competition since the early 1980s. The chapter also investigates the role of urban governance in achieving competitiveness and cohesion goals, and analyses the importance of different aspects of social cohesion in sustaining urban economic success.

Keywords: social cohesion; competitiveness; policy environment; London; England; residential communities; business communities; internationalism; economic success

Chapter.  8191 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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