Book News: March 29th, 2007

By Mike RacoThis book uses historical and contemporary materials to document the ways in which policy-makers have sought to use state powers and regulations to create better, more balanced, and sustainable communities and citizens. It charts the changes that have taken place in community-building policy frameworks, place imaginations, and core spatial policy initiatives in the UK since 1945.

It examines the tensions that have emerged within spatial policy over the types of places that should be created and the forms of mobility and fixity required to create them. It also shows that there are significant lessons that can be learnt from the experiences of the past. These can be used to inform contemporary policy debates over issues such as migration, uneven development, key worker housing, and sustainability.

Published by the Policy Press. ISBN 9781861347435. 26.99 pounds