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Cultural policy as urban transformation?: Critical reflections on Glasgow, European City of Culture 1990

Mooney, Gerry (2004). Cultural policy as urban transformation?: Critical reflections on Glasgow, European City of Culture 1990. Local Economy, 19(4) pp. 327–340.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0269094042000286837
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Abstract

This paper revisits Glasgow, European City of Culture 1990, and considers the main criticisms made of Glasgow's cultural policy as urban renewal strategy. It argues that while many of the criticisms made by opposition groups such as Workers' City were valid, and largely supported by the economic and social problems that have faced the City since 1990, nonetheless it also suggests that this critical response itself needs to be subjected to more thorough scrutiny. The paper claims that flagship cultural events can do little but gloss over and divert attention away from the major structural problems which characterise many ex-industrial cities and concludes by arguing that the lessons of Glasgow's experience are also very relevant for other cities such as Liverpool that are also increasingly embracing cultural policy as a route to urban transformation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 LEPU, South Bank University
ISSN: 1470-9325
Keywords: Glasgow; cultural policy; urban renewal; urban polarisation
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 3483
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 13:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3483
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