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Tracing the PoliticalDepoliticisation, governance and the state$
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Matt Wood

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326601

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.001.0001

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Rethinking depoliticisation: beyond the governmental

Rethinking depoliticisation: beyond the governmental

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(p.21) Chapter Two Rethinking depoliticisation: beyond the governmental
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Tracing the Political
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Matt Wood

Matthew Flinders

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.003.0002

Stagnating political participation, the growth of delegated agencies and the prevalence of rationalistic-technocratic discourse all represent interlinking aspects of what can been termed 'the depoliticised polity'. Existing research has overwhelmingly focused on institutional or governmental depoliticisation strategies and fails to acknowledge repoliticisation as a critical counter-trend. This chapter argues that these weaknesses can be addressed through 'a three faces' approach that embraces societal and discursive depoliticisation strategies as complementary statecraft dynamics that often underpin more tangible governmental strategies. By revealing the existence of multiple forms of depoliticisation this approach also offers new insights in terms of politicisation and socio-political change.

Keywords:   depoliticisation, governance, politicisation, post-democracy

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