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149 SEVEN Sheffield City Context Sheffield is located in the South Yorkshire conurbation (see Figures 7.1 and 7.2). In 2001, the city had an estimated resident population of 513,234, with a population density of 1,395 people per km2. Sheffield is England’s fourth largest local authority in terms of population. The nearby towns of Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley surround the core city of Sheffield and contain the coalfields which fuelled Sheffield’s steel industry (Figure 7.3). The wider city-region comprises 11 local authorities, and in 2005 had an

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115 SIX Co-designing for a better future: Re-imagining the modernist dream at Park Hill, Sheffield Prue Chiles, Louise Ritchie and Kate Pahl Introduction In this chapter we explore the possibilities for creative co-production, with Park Hill flats in Sheffield as the site of our enquiry. We describe how we collaborated with a small community of new residents in this newly regenerated and very well known ‘housing estate’. We make a case for ‘making’, using drawings, models and images as a way to think about the residents’ lived experience and how it

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65A culture of worklessness? Policy & Politics vol 35 no1 • 65–85 (2007) © The Policy Press, 2007 • ISSN 0305 5736 Key words: worklessness • unemployment • culture • Sheffield Final submission January 2006 • Acceptance January 2006 A culture of worklessness? Historical insights from the Manor and Park area of Sheffield Del Roy Fletcher English UK policy makers are increasingly seeking to tackle persistent worklessness in some communities. It is in this context that the Working Neighbourhoods Pilot was launched which targeted concentrations of worklessness in 12

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need to be licensed on the same terms. The role of the Sheffield model on the minimum unit pricing of alcohol debate: the importance of a rhetorical perspective Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Shona Hilton, University of Glasgow, UK Lyndal Bond,, Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science The minimum unit pricing (MUP) alcohol policy debate has been informed by the Sheffield model, a study which predicts impacts of different alcohol pricing policies. This

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The Politics of Representation

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In recent years, the ‘city region’ has seen a renaissance as the de facto spatial centre of governance for economic and social development.

Rich in case study insights, this book provides a critique of city-region building and considers how governance restructuring shapes the political, economic, social and cultural geographies of devolution. Reviewing the Greater Manchester, Sheffield, Swansea Bay City Regions, Cardiff Capital Region and the North Wales Growth Deal, the authors address the tensions and opportunities for local elites and civil society actors.

Based on original empirical material, situated within cutting edge academic and policy debates, this book is a timely and lively engagement with the shifting geographies of economic and social development in Britain.

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Lived Experiences in China, Uganda and the UK

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development makes climate change and responsible consumption key priorities for both industrialized and emerging economies. Moving beyond the Global North, this book uses innovative cross-national and cross-generational research with urban residents in China and Uganda, as well as the UK, to illuminate international debates about building sustainable societies and to examine how different cultures think about past, present and future responsibility for climate change.

The authors explore to what extent different nations see climate change as a domestic issue, whilst looking at local explanatory and blame narratives to consider profound questions of justice between those nations that are more and less responsible for, and vulnerable to, climate change.

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Exploring Politics, Geographies and Inequalities

David Etherington provides bold and fresh perspectives on the link between welfare policy and employment relations as he assesses their fundamental impact on social inequalities.

Exploring how reforms, including Universal Credit, have reinforced employment and social insecurity, he assesses the role of NGOs, trade unions and policymakers in challenging this increasingly work-focused welfare agenda. Drawing on international and national case studies, the book reviews developments, including rising job insecurity, low pay and geographical inequalities, considered integral to neoliberal approaches to social spending.

Etherington sets out the possibilities and challenges of alternative approaches and progressive new paths for welfare, the labour market and social rights.

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Developments in critical victimology

Nils Christie’s (1986) seminal work on the ‘Ideal Victim’ is reproduced in full in this edited collection of vibrant and provocative essays that respond to and update the concept from a range of thematic positions.

Each chapter celebrates and commemorates his work by analysing, evaluating and critiquing the current nature and impact of victim identity, experience, policy and practice. The collection expands the focus and remit of ‘victim studies’, addressing key themes around race, gender, faith, ability and age while encompassing new and diverse issues. Examples include sex workers as victims of hate crimes, victims’ experiences of online fraud, and recognising historic child sexual abuse victims in Ireland.

With contributions from an array of academics including Vicky Heap (Sheffield Hallam University), Hannah Mason-Bish (University of Sussex) and Pamela Davies (Northumbria University), as well as a Foreword by David Scott (The Open University), this book evaluates the contemporary relevance and applicability of Christie’s ‘Ideal Victim’ concept and creates an important platform for thinking differently about victimhood in the 21st century.

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93 5 Recovery, research and communities: Sheffield Addiction Recovery Research Group and recovery cities Background and rationale In my work in both the UK and Australia, I have been involved in establishing recovery research groups – first, the Recovery Academy in the UK and, second, Recovery Academy Australia (RAA) based in Melbourne. The work of the Recovery Academy is described in detail in a special issue of the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery (JGAR), which was subsequently published as an edited book (Roth and Best, 2013). The Recovery

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The fall and rise of great industrial cities

‘Weak market cities’ across European and America, or ‘core cities’ as they were in their heyday, went from being ‘industrial giants’ dominating their national, and eventually the global, economy, to being ‘devastation zones’. In a single generation three quarters of all manufacturing jobs disappeared, leaving dislocated, impoverished communities, run down city centres and a massive population exodus.

So how did Europeans react? And how different was their response from America’s? This book looks closely at the recovery trajectories of seven European cities from very different regions of the EU. Their dramatic decline, intense recovery efforts and actual progress on the ground underline the significance of public underpinning in times of crisis. Innovative enterprises, new-style city leadership, special neighbourhood programmes and skills development are all explored. The American experience, where cities were largely left ‘to their own devices’, produced a slower, more uncertain recovery trajectory. This book will provide much that is original and promising to all those wanting to understand the ground-level realities of urban change and progress.

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