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The night-time economy: exploring tensions between agents of control

Gavin J.D. Smith

in Securing an urban renaissance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348159
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303329 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0011
The night-time economy: exploring tensions between agents of control

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This chapter examines the tensions between agents of control in the management of the night-time economy (NTE) and town centres in Great Britain. It suggests that while the NTE has risen to a mainstay of post-industrial urban economies, it is also producing some of the public disorder targeted under new campaigns for urban liveability. The chapter also provides insights into the crucial and hitherto under-researched aspect of the NTE, the relationship between CCTV operators and door staff, across a Pubwatch scheme.

Keywords: night-time economy; town centres; agents of control; Great Britain; public disorder; urban liveability; CCTV operators; door staff; Pubwatch scheme

Chapter.  7233 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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