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The ‘Big Society’ and concentrated neighbourhood problems

Anne Power

in New Paradigms in Public Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264935
eISBN:
9780191760365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264935.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the notion of the ‘Big Society’, introduced by David Cameron in 2009, which empowers citizens to deal with local issues that are not high on the political agenda. It traces the ... More


The Relationship between Public Service Dissatisfaction and Political Action: Does Institutional Design Matter?

Maria Pettersson

in The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754354
eISBN:
9780804768153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the relationship between citizens' evaluations of public service output and political action, and how this relationship differs among institutional arrangements. Using two ... More


Democratic urban governance

Robin Hambleton

in Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447304975
eISBN:
9781447311843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explains why strong local government has a vital role to play in rebuilding the power of place in modern societies. The chapter starts out by recapping on the problems presented by ... More


Canadian Participatory Rights in Mining and Energy Resource Development: The Bridges to Empowerment?

Alastair R. Lucas

in Human Rights in Natural Resource Development: Public Participation in the Sustainable Development of Mining and Energy Resources

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199253784
eISBN:
9780191698163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253784.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter documents the acceptance and at least partial legalisation of public participation in Canadian energy and natural resources regulatory decisions. The core of the chapter goes a step ... More


Conflict transformation – towards a theoretical framework

Buchanan Sandra

in Transforming conflict through social and economic development: Practice and policy lessons from Northern Ireland and the Border Counties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088230
eISBN:
9781781706879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088230.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter provides some conceptual tools for thinking about/framing conflict transformation through social and economic development. It presents a theoretical exploration of conflict ... More


The changing nature of public service reform

Robin Hambleton

in Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447304975
eISBN:
9781447311843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter shows how place-based initiative was often the driving force behind the creation of new public services – from public parks, libraries, and museums, to social care, education and social ... More


Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Caroline W. Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Citizen participation has undergone a radical shift since anxieties about “bowling alone” seized the nation in the 1990s. Many pundits and observers have cheered America’s twenty-first-century civic ... More


Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Pierre Salmon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

When the existence of several jurisdictions (countries, regions, or cities) is acknowledged, the possibility arises that citizens compare what obtains in their own jurisdiction to what obtains in ... More


Disputed Affiliations: Who Belongs to Whom?

Helga Nowotny and Giuseppe Testa

in Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262014939
eISBN:
9780262295802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014939.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

What and who belongs to whom? Questions of identity, property and affiliation run through all encounters with biotechnology. They underscore the fault lines along which the public debate imagines, ... More


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