The Contemporary British City locates aspects of urban governance within the broader debates about the welfare state in Britain.
Local economic development, inner city policy, housing, transport, welfare and education are dealt with in terms of a variety of economic, political, financial and sociodemographic factors. Each chapter addresses issues relating to the effectiveness and equity of intervention in the postwar period; the tension between political rhetoric and policy reality; and the degree to which debate between and within political parties has modified policy implementation.
PART ONE: THE INTELLECTUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK The Welfare State From Consensus to Crisis? The Contemporary Urban Context PART TWO: THE CITY AND WELFARE ISSUES Inner Urban Policy Rhetoric and Reality Housing in the Cities The End of Consensus? Urban Transport From Technical Process to Social Policy Poverty, Welfare and the Local State Education Policy and the Inner Cities Local Employment Initiatives Towards a New Municipal Socialism? The Municipalities and the Future of the Welfare State