chapter  16
The geography of polarisation and division with PETE SHIRLOW
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In the previous chapter, the ‘fissuring’ of the UK population into segments, the haves and the have-nots, was described, and in Chapters 3 and 4 the forces of socioeconomic change in the UK were discussed. In this chapter, we add a spatial dimension to the analysis, highlighting the geography of polarisation and division at a number of spatial scales-regional/local and urban/rural.