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Changing times, changing places

Mike Raco

in Building sustainable communities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347442
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.003.0001
Changing times, changing places

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This chapter introduces readers to the main topic of this book, which is labour mobility and spatial policy in post-war Britain. The first section presents the main aims of the book, and is followed by a discussion of some of the core themes that surround the relationships between ‘balanced’ community building and spatial policy. The discussion then sheds some light on the key concepts that are used in the analysis in the following chapters. The second section focuses on the value of using a historical methodology. The chapter ends with a summary of the main contents of the book and its key points.

Keywords: labour mobility; spatial policy; balanced community building; historical methodology

Chapter.  6743 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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