Neighbourhood Effects or Neighbourhood Based Problems?

A Policy Context

Editors: Manley, D., van Ham, M., Bailey, N., Simpson, L., Maclennan, D. (Eds.)

  • Integrates currently separate literatures on neighbourhood based problems and neighbourhood policies
  • Provides new research findings from a range of counties and data sources
  • Includes topics of interest to researchers and students across the social sciences
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About this book

This edited volume critically examines the link between area based policies, neighbourhood based problems, and neighbourhood effects: the idea that living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods has a negative effect on residents’ life chances over and above the effect of their individual characteristics. Over the last few decades, Western governments have persistently pursued area based policies to fight such effects, despite a lack of evidence that they exist, or that these policies make a difference. The first part of this book presents case studies of perceived neighbourhood based problems in the domains of crime; health; educational outcomes; and employment. The second part of the book presents an international overview of the policies that different governments have implemented in response to these neighbourhood based problems, and discusses the theoretical and conceptual processes behind place based policy making. Case studies are drawn from a diverse range of countries including the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, and the USA.

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“This book sets out to interrogate the link between area-based policies, neighbourhood-based problems and ‘neighbourhood effects’, defined here as ‘the idea that the neighbourhood in which an individual lives can negatively influence their life choices across a vast range of domains’ … . The book is divided into two sections. … I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to policymakers, students and researchers engaged in this important endeavour.” (Rionach Casey, Social Policy & Administration, Vol. 49 (1), January, 2015)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Neighbourhood Effects or Neighbourhood Based Problems? A Policy Context

    Manley, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Educational Area Based Initiatives: Issues of Redistribution and Recognition

    Raffo, Carlo

    Pages 25-41

  • Spatially-Concentrated Worklessness and Neighbourhood Policies: Experiences from New Labour in England

    Syrett, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • The Role of Neighbourhoods in Shaping Crime and Perceptions of Crime

    Brunton-Smith, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 67-87

  • An Environmental Justice Framework for Understanding Neighbourhood Inequalities in Health and Well-Being

    Pearce, Jamie

    Pages 89-111

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6695-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6694-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9890-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neighbourhood Effects or Neighbourhood Based Problems?
Book Subtitle
A Policy Context
Editors
  • David Manley
  • Maarten van Ham
  • Nick Bailey
  • Ludi Simpson
  • Duncan Maclennan
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science and Business Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6695-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6695-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6694-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9890-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 296
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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