6. Excavating the Logic of British Urban Policy: Neoliberalism as the “Crisis of Crisis-Management”

  1. Neil Brenner and
  2. Nik Theodore
  1. Martin Jones1 and
  2. Kevin Ward2

Published Online: 22 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397499.ch6

Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe

Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe

How to Cite

Jones, M. and Ward, K. (2002) Excavating the Logic of British Urban Policy: Neoliberalism as the “Crisis of Crisis-Management”, in Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe (eds N. Brenner and N. Theodore), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397499.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK

  2. 2

    University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2002

Book Series:

  1. The Antipode Book Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Noel Castree,
  2. Jamie Peck and
  3. Jane Wills

Series Editor Information

  1. School of Geography, University of Manchester, Manchester, MI 3 9PL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101059

Online ISBN: 9781444397499

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Keywords:

  • British urban policy, neoliberalism as crisis of crisis-management;
  • crisis-theoretic approaches to state theory;
  • crisis-theories, for regulatory logic of British neoliberal policy;
  • neo-Marxist theory of crisis;
  • Habermas, and the logic of crisis development;
  • “economic crisis” and “rationality crisis”;
  • crisis of state rationality becoming legitimation crisis;
  • urban spaces of neoliberalism, a four-crisis theoretic proposition;
  • rereading British urban policy, the ongoing restructuring;
  • rescaling, as the crisis of crisis-management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Crisis Theory: Retrospect and Prospect

  • Rereading British Urban Policy

  • Concluding Comments

  • Acknowledgments

  • References