Governance, Consumers And Citizens: Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics by M. BevirGovernance, Consumers And Citizens: Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics by M. Bevir

Governance, Consumers And Citizens: Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics

EditorM. Bevir

Hardcover | September 12, 2007

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This is the first book to focus on governance and cultures of consumption, expanding the debate and raising new conceptions and policy agendas. It questions the changing place of the consumer as citizen in recent trends in governance, the tensions between competing ideas and practices of consumerism, and the active role of consumers in governance.
HENRIK P. BANG is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark CLIVE BARNETT is Reader in Human Geography, Open University, UK JOHN CLARKE is Professor of Social Policy, Open University, UK NICK CLARKE is Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Southampton, UK PAUL CLOKE is Professor of Human Geogra...
Title:Governance, Consumers And Citizens: Agency and Resistance in Contemporary PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:September 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517285

ISBN - 13:9780230517288

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Table of Contents

List of Tables Notes on Contributors Introduction: Consumption and Citizenship in the New Governance; M.Bevir & F.Trentmann PART 1: INTERPRETING GOVERNANCE The Construction of Governance; M.Bevir Governance as Cultural Practice: Texts, Talk and the Struggle for Meaning; J.Newman Consuming Social Science; C.Donovan PART 2: CONTESTED CONSUMERS 'It's Not Like Shopping': Citizens, Consumers and the Reform of Public Services; J.Clarke The Governance of Health Policy in the United Kingdom; I.Greener, M.Powell, N.Mills & S.Doheny Regulating Markets in the Interest of Consumers? On the Changing Regime of Governance in the Financial Service and Communications Sectors; P.Lunt & S.Livingstone PART 3: NEW PERSPECTIVES After Modernism: Local Reasoning, Consumption, and Governance; M.Bevir & F.Trentmann Critical Theory in a Swing: Political Consumerism between Politics and Policy; H.P.Bang Problematizing Choice: Responsible Consumers and Sceptical Citizens; A.Malpass, C.Barnett, N.Clarke & P.Cloke CONCLUSION Reflections on Governance from an International Perspective; B.Morgan Index

Editorial Reviews

'Radically pushing forward the debate on consumers and governance, this collection outlines new conceptions and posits new policy agendas. - Journal of Consumer Policy'This book seems to me full of interesting papers that will challenge academics and postgraduate students interested in public policy and administration. It will, I suspect, be much pored over and the editors and authors are to be congratulated on its production.' - Michael Connolly, Political Studies Review'...succeeds in revitalizing and enriching the debate on the relationship between consumption and invitation to sociologists to enter the debate and bring their sociological imagination to arrive at a better, more truthful understanding of this very important, complex, ambivalent and paradoxical phenomenon that is governance' - Sociology