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Title: Arts-led regeneration in the UK: The rhetoric and the evidence on urban social inclusion
Authors: Lees, Loretta Conway
Melhuish, C.
First Published: 3-Jan-2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Citation: European Urban And Regional Studies, 2015, 22 (3), pp. 242-260 (19)
Abstract: This paper reviews the rhetoric of arts-led regeneration in the UK and reflects on its evidence base. We show how the notion of arts-led regeneration as a tool to combat social exclusion in our inner cities developed momentum for policy makers under a New Labour government, culminating in its status as a quasi-social fact. We critique this quasi-social fact and underline its limited and problematic evidence base. We offer suggestions for constructing a new and more robust evidence base.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0969776412467474
ISSN: 0969-7764
eISSN: 1461-7145
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2012, the authors. Licensee: SAGE. Reprints and permissions: Deposited on acceptance with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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