Rethinking Collaboration in the Age of Austerity
Jonathan S. Davies, Ismael Blanco, Adrian Bua, Ioannis Chorianopoulos, Mercè Cortina-Oriol, Andrés Feandeiro, Niamh Gaynor, Brendan Gleeson, Steven Griggs, Pierre Hamel, Hayley Henderson, David Howarth, Roger Keil, Madeleine Pill, Yunailis Salazar and Helen Sullivan
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- 1Crisis and Austerity in Eight Cities: An Overview 18
- 2Collaborative Governance After the Global Economic Crisis 31
- 3Austerity Governance, Political Resistance and Urban Transformation 50
- 4Rescaling through Austerity Governance 67
- 5The Local State in Austerity Governance 91
- 6Urban Cultural Diversity and Economic Migration in Austere Times 107
- 7Conclusion 126
List of Figures and Tables
- 6.1An analytical framework for the understanding of austerity impacts on cultural, political and social equality in cities 111
- 6.2Alexander’s model of host-stranger relations, expressed in local authority attitudes 117
- 8.1Low wage part-time workers (earning less that AUS$25/hour and working between 15–35 hours per week) 146
Delivering a large-scale international project requires great commitment from many people playing different roles. Immense thanks for assisting with the research underpinning this book are due to Naya Tselepi (Athens), Kristin Smith (Baltimore), Iolande Bianchi (Barcelona), Eamonn McConnon, Nessa Ní Chasaide, Valesca Lima and Morina O’Neill (Dublin), Ed Thompson (Leicester) and Grégoire Autin (Montréal). Our project consultant, Paul O’Brien played an invaluable role, creating vital channels for communicating the research to stakeholders in his role as Chief Executive of the Association for Public Service Excellence. We are also very grateful for support from colleagues at De Montfort University, including the Research Services Directorate and staff in the Faculty of Business and Law. Jan Holland, Tom Moore, April Perrie and Suzanne Walker played a central role in supporting the administrative and financial sides of the project. We are very grateful for the immense patience and support from publishing and marketing staff at Bristol University Press, especially to Caroline Astley and Stephen Wenham, and also to anonymous reviewers who wrote invaluable comments on the initial proposal and draft manuscript. Sincere thanks are due to the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for generously funding our research, under the title Collaborative Governance under Austerity: An Eight-case Comparative Study (ES/L012898/1). Above all, finally, we thank the hundreds of respondents across the eight cities who gave valuable time and invaluable insights to the research.