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Title Revival of a city : Coventry in a globalising world / edited by Jason Begley, Tom Donnelly, David Jarvis, Paul Sissons
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave studies in economic history
Palgrave studies in economic history
Note Chapter 1: Introduction; Jason Begley, Tom Donnelly, David Jarvis and Paul Sissons -- Chapter 2: Coventry: A Growing City; Tom Donnelly -- Chapter 3: Coventry at War: Industrial Relations, Ownership and Production; Malte Busch -- Chapter 4: Coventry in the Long Boom 1950-1970; Michael Haynes -- Chapter 5: Recession and Relative Recovery; Clive Collis -- Chapter 6: Affective Regeneration in Coventry; Jonathan Kershaw -- Chapter 7: Population, Migration and Commuting Patterns in a Changing City; Paul Sissons -- Chapter 8: Occupational Structure and Change in Post-war Coventry; Jason Begley -- Chapter 9: The Rebirth of the Phoenix City: Sectoral Shifts and the Evolution of Coventry's Economic Base; Myles Mackie -- Chapter 10: Toward a New Knowledge Economy?; David Morris -- Chapter 11: Concluding remarks; Jason Begley, Tom Donnelly, David Jarvis and Paul Sissons
In 2021 Coventry celebrates being the national City of Culture. Modern Coventry is a product of successive rounds of industrial, economic and social developments driven by regional, national and global forces. This book presents a timely opportunity to reflect on this rich, and often misunderstood, history. The book examines the development of industry, services, infrastructure and social transformation, and the role which globalising forces have played in influencing these, particularly since the 1950s. It looks at the experiences of the city of Coventry in responding to the challenges of socioeconomic change, technological advances, reconstruction and renewal. Issues of investment, economic decline, reconstruction, employment change and local and national governance are all considered in assessing the story of modern Coventry, a city influenced by new industries and development opportunities while still being shaped by its historical economic challenges. By focusing on the case of Coventry this book contributes to debates surrounding urban structural change, economic diversification and resilience from the perspective of a medium-sized city
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Sociology, Urban -- England -- Coventry
Coventry (England) -- Economic conditions
Coventry (England) -- History
Economic History
Economic Growth
Industrial Organization
Regional/Spatial Science
Cultural Economics
Development Economics
Alt Author Begley, Jason, editor
Donnelly, Tom, editor
Jarvis, David, editor
Sissons, Paul, editor
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