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Subversive citizensPower, agency and resistance in public services$
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Marian Barnes and David Prior

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422088

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422088.001.0001

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Alliances, contention and oppositional consciousness: can public participation generate subversion?

Alliances, contention and oppositional consciousness: can public participation generate subversion?

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(p.33) Three Alliances, contention and oppositional consciousness: can public participation generate subversion?
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Subversive citizens
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Marian Barnes

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422088.003.0003

This chapter deals with the potential of participative spaces in which alliances may be built and the ‘citizen-official’ binary may be undermined. It addresses the way in which participatory forums can enable the construction and reconstruction of individual and collective identities of both citizens and officials, and thus hold the potential for undermining or subverting assumptions about both identity and expertise. The chapter examines the notions of expertise and of ‘responsible citizens’ in this context, and offers a perspective on the exercise of power and agency within forums that are increasingly seen to be central to the delivery of public policy objectives in the UK.

Keywords:   UK, participatory forums, collective identities, citizen-official, public policy

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