The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

The Licensing Act 2003 and the problematization of the night-time economy: planning, licensing and subcultural closure in the UK

Talbot, Deborah (2006). The Licensing Act 2003 and the problematization of the night-time economy: planning, licensing and subcultural closure in the UK. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 30(1) pp. 159–171.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2006.00642.x
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

Nightlife historically has been viewed as a social problem to be contained by licensing, policing and the management of supply. In the context of recent trends towards deregulation of hours and supply, fears have again resurfaced as to the detrimental impact of the 'night-time economy' on street disorder and violence, concerns that have focused attention on the Licensing Act 2003. Utilizing a case study of the regulation of nightlife in the London locality of Southview, this article will explore how there has been ongoing and renewed attention on the problems associated with the night-time economy centred on differentiating between risky and safe cultural and economic forms. The article will argue that the Licensing Act represents a consolidation of over a decade of regulatory change that has 'reordered' regulatory approaches to nightlife; one that has, in combination with other aspects of economic, social and cultural change, been productive of 'subcultural closure'.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0309-1317
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 3245
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3245
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk