Governance and sustainability in Glasgow: connecting symbolic capital and housing consumption to regeneration

Zhan McIntyre, Kim McKee

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    Abstract

    To transcend a legacy of slum-living, paternalistic provision and urban decline Glasgow City Council has endeavoured to transform the city’s fortunes by a plethora of mechanisms, which have at their core the establishment of sustainable communities. Framed within a policy discourse which emphasises ‘cultural and social’ as well as ‘physical and economic’ renaissance, the crux of the Council’s strategy has been to stem the migratory tide of affluent households and to empower public sector housing tenants. Drawing on Rose’s (2001) ‘ethopolitics’ we argue these developments in Glasgow reflect the wider emergence of technologies of governance in UK housing policy that seek to realign citizens’ identities with norms of active, entrepreneurial consumption.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)481-490
    Number of pages9
    JournalArea
    Volume40
    Issue number4
    Early online date30 Apr 2008
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

    Keywords

    • Glasgow
    • Housing policy
    • Regeneration
    • Ethopolitics
    • Symbolic capital
    • Active citizenship

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