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‘Pathways to integration’: tackling social exclusion on Merseyside

Richard Meegan

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/9781861344458.003.0020
‘Pathways to integration’: tackling social exclusion on Merseyside

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This chapter examines the regeneration initiative in Merseyside, England, designed to address the issues of social exclusion and concentrated disadvantage. A distinctive feature of this program is the so-called Pathways to Integration priority, which involves the targeting of a significant tranche of spending towards areas of the city-region experiencing particularly marked concentrations of disadvantage. The result of this initiative showed that communities are willing to engage in policy if genuine spaces for engagement are provided.

Keywords: regeneration initiative; Merseyside; England; social exclusion; concentrated disadvantage; communities

Chapter.  8721 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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