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Tracing the Political: Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Matt Wood (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326601
eISBN:
9781447326625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The concept of depoliticisation has become one of the key analytical tools in studies of governance and public policy. Governments increasingly shift responsibility for policy making to unelected ... More


Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Matthew Flinders and Matt Wood

in Tracing the Political: Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326601
eISBN:
9781447326625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Depoliticisation refers to the narrowing of the boundaries of democratic politics. It is therefore intertwined with concerns about ‘the end of politics’ and the emergence of technocratic ... More


Rethinking depoliticisation: beyond the governmental

Matt Wood and Matthew Flinders

in Tracing the Political: Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326601
eISBN:
9781447326625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

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 ... More


Democracy in Post-Democratic Times

Yannis Stavrakakis

in The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619801
eISBN:
9780748672073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619801.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter puts forward a Lacanian responseto the de-democratising or ‘post-democratic’ trends in late capitalistsocieties. A Lacan-inspired re-activation of the democratic revolution – ... More


The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

Yannis Stavrakakis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619801
eISBN:
9780748672073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619801.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In recent years psychoanalysis – especially Lacanian theory – has been gradually acknowledged as a vital resource in the ongoing re-orientation of contemporary political theory and analysis. Of ... More


Consulting: the role of social research in relation to new modes of governance

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the process of ‘consulting’. It notes that consultation has become an essential component of the repertoire of political administration in post-democracy society. It examines ... More


The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Japhy Wilson and Erik Swyngedouw (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Our age is celebrated as the triumph of liberal democracy. Old ideological battles have been decisively resolved in favour of freedom and the market. We are told that we have moved ‘beyond left and ... More


Seeds of Dystopia: Post-Politics and the Return of the Political

Japhy Wilson and Erik Swyngedouw

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In recent years a growing body of literature has begun to theorise contemporary depoliticisation in terms of post-politics, post-democracy, and the post-political. This chapter provides an ... More


Post-Ecologist Governmentality:: Post-Democracy, Post-Politics and the Politics of Unsustainability

Ingolfur Blühdorn

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

International climate and sustainability politics seem inescapably locked into a technocratic politics of unsustainability. This chapter explores what the literature on post-democracy and ... More


Aspects of neoliberalism: political, economic and social realignment

Harry Hendrick

in Narcissistic Parenting in an Insecure World: A History of Parenting Culture 1920s to Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322559
eISBN:
9781447322573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322559.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The chapter is the first of three chapters introducing the argument concerning the emergence of parental narcissism as a critical feature of 'neoliberal times'. The chapter provides a select overview ... More


The Green State as Environmental Democracy? Political Power, Globalization, and Post-Democracy

Frank Fischer

in Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect: Participatory Governance in Sustainable Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199594917
eISBN:
9780191842108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199594917.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter extends the preceding discussion about environmental democracy to the question of the “green state.” Debates about the possibility of green democratic states raise relevant issues for an ... More


Unmaking Democratic Europe: Democracy and Post-democracy

Martin Conway

in Western Europe's Democratic Age: 1945-1968

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203485
eISBN:
9780691204604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203485.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter describes how the Europe of the 1990s was for the first time in its history both united and democratic. But the sudden turning point of 1989 lacked something of the global ... More


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