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Developing a Context for Change in Gang Affected Neighbourhoods. Exploring Synergies and Discords at Micro and Macro Levels


  • Paul Andell

    () (University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ,UK)


The paper suggests that there are similar values ie. economic success and a culture of consumerism embedded in both the legitimate and illegitimate economies. It discusses possible micro and macro interventions to reduce the strains that arise from the blocked opportunities in attaining shared values. At a local level the paper discusses an action research model to develop social capital; in the broader context the paper discusses the redistributive potential of the circular economy to facilitate interventions which reduce harms.

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  • Paul Andell, 2017. "Developing a Context for Change in Gang Affected Neighbourhoods. Exploring Synergies and Discords at Micro and Macro Levels," International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Spiru Haret University, vol. 4(1), pages 8-19, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:icb:wpaper:v:4:y:2017:i:1:8-19

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    Gangs; drug-markets; relative-deprivation; strain; circular economy; social inclusion.;

    JEL classification:

    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements


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