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Whose hidden assets? Inner-city potential for social cohesion and economic competitiveness

Jo Foord and Norman Ginsburg

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/9781861344458.003.0016
Whose hidden assets? Inner-city potential for social cohesion and economic competitiveness

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This chapter examines the potential contribution of inner cities for enhancing social cohesion and the economic competitiveness in the cities of Great Britain. It evaluates the extent of social capital to be found in poor communities, and discusses the emergence, scale, and significance of multicultural and creative enclaves within some inner-city locations. The chapter argues that there is substantial endogenous or hidden social capital in some poor areas, and that this is often isolated from wider power structures, and is, hence, insufficiently recognised and used in regeneration initiatives.

Keywords: inner cities; social cohesion; economic competitiveness; Great Britain; social capital; poor areas

Chapter.  8183 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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