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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Revival of a City

Coventry in a Globalising World

Editors: Begley, J., Donnelly, T., Jarvis, D., Sissons, P. (Eds.)

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  • Coventry provides a concrete example of a city that has been subject to numerous challenges and subsequent changes
  • Contributes to our understanding of how urban centres are increasingly embedded in the architecture of the global market and whether this serves to insulate them from peaks and troughs in economic activity
  • Asks whether globalising economic forces have served to make Coventry’s local economy a more robust, dynamic and innovative economy, enjoying higher standards of living and offered improved work opportunities in better paying jobs
  • Presents a collaborative and detailed investigation into the social and economic history of a major UK conurbation, from the post-war period up until the present
  • Explores the dynamics of socioeconomic change and globalisation through the prism of Coventry
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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.

About the authors

Jason Begley is Assistant Professor at Coventry University, UK.

Tom Donnelly is Emeritus Professor at Coventry University, UK.

David Jarvis is Reader at Coventry University, UK.

Paul Sissons is Reader at Coventry University, UK.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revival of a City
Book Subtitle
Coventry in a Globalising World
Editors
  • Jason Begley
  • Tom Donnelly
  • David Jarvis
  • Paul Sissons
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22822-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22822-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22821-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-22824-8
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 276
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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