City of Revolution

Restructuring Manchester

Edited by Jamie Peck and Kevin Ward

City of Revolution

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5888-2
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: August 2002
  • BIC Category: Humanities / Social & cultural history, Urban Economics, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban, Economics, Social & cultural history, Geography


Provides a critical account of one of Europe's most celebrated examples of urban transformation, getting beneath the hype to ask what has really changed in the 'new' Manchester.. The first comprehensive account of contemporary political and economic change in Manchester.. Explores the costs and consequences of making the transition from an industrial to a post-industrial or 'entrepreneurial' city, with broad implications for other major cities.


1. Placing Manchester - Jamie Peck and Kevin Ward
2. Global Manchester: From globaliser to globalised - Peter Dicken
3. Macunian ways: Politics of regeneration - Brian Robson
4. Economic transitions: Restructuring local labour markets - Benito Giordano and Laura Twomey
5. Entrepreneurial turns: Municipal socialism and after - Steve Quilley
6. Olympic dreams: Visions of partnership - Allan Cochrane, Jamie Peck and Adam Tickell
7. Metropolitan manoeuvres: Making Greater Manchester - Iain Deas and Kevin Ward
8. Bomb sites: Politics of opportunity - Adam Holden
9. City building: Redevelopment in Manchester - Gwyndaf Williams
10. Regional tensions: Constructing institutional cohesion? - Martin Jones and Gordon Macleod
11. Poor Manchester: Old problems and new deals - Dean Herd and Terry Patterson
12. Hypocritical city: Cycles of urban exclusion - Rosemary Mellor


Jamie Peck is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kevin Ward is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Manchester

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