Remaking governance

Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Edited by Janet Newman

Remaking governance

Edited by Janet Newman

Distributed for Bristol University Press

232 pages | © 2005
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781861346391 Published September 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781861346407 Published September 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Remaking governance focuses on the dynamics of change as new strategies - active citizenship, public participation, partnership working, consumerism - encounter existing institutions. It explores different sites and practices of governing, from the remaking of Europe to the increasing focus on ’community’ and ’personhood’ in governing social life. The authors critically engage with existing theory across political science, social policy, sociology and public administration and management to explore how ’the social’ is constituted through governance practices. This includes the ways in which the spaces and territories of governing are remade and the peoples constituted; how the public domain is re-imagined and new forms of state-citizen relationships fostered and how the remaking of governance shapes our understanding of politics, changing the ways in which citizens engage with political power and the selves they bring to that engagement. Remaking governance is essential reading for academics and students across a range of social science disciplines, and of interest to those engaged in policy evaluation and reform.

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1              Reconstituting Europe: governing a European people?

                John Clarke

2              Governance and the constitution of a European social

                Emma Carmel

3              Remaking European governance: transition, accession and integration

                Noémi Lendvai

4              Regendering governance

                Janet Newman

5              Welfare governance and the remaking of citizenship

                Håkan Johansson and Bjørn Hvinden

6              Participative governance and the remaking of the public sphere

                Janet Newman

7              Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?

                Rebekah Sterling

8              Among everyday makers and expert citizens

                Henrik Bang

9              Governance and the transformation of political representation

                Michael Saward


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