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Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Stuart Hodkinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

As the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire has slowly revealed a shadowy background of outsourcing and deregulation, and a council turning a blind eye to health and safety concerns, many questions ... More


Accountability and Unaccountability in Athenian Democracy

Matthew Landauer

in Dangerous Counsel: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654010
eISBN:
9780226653822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653822.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter one explores patterns of accountability and unaccountability in Athenian democracy, comparing its accountability politics to other regimes’. It begins with an analysis of Athens’ institutions ... More


The Tyrant: Unaccountability’s Second Face

Matthew Landauer

in Dangerous Counsel: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654010
eISBN:
9780226653822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653822.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter two pursues the link between tyranny and unaccountability in Greek thought. Figures such as Aeschines, Herodotus, and Plato argue for a close relationship between unaccountability and the ... More


The accountability vacuum

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the more sinister side of the outsourced state under PFI that was clearly present in the Grenfell disaster – the ‘accountability vacuum’. It draws on interviews with public ... More


Barriers to participation within a recessionary state: impediments confronting Irish youth

Leahy Pat and Burgess Paul

in Youth participation in Europe: Beyond discourses, practices and realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447300182
eISBN:
9781447307792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300182.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The challenges facing young people in contemporary Ireland are daunting and perhaps unprecedented. As a generation, they inherit a financial catastrophe which has brought about the end of relative ... More


Service delivery protests in South Africa: a case for community development?

Lucius Botes

in "Politics, power and community development"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447317364
eISBN:
9781447317395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317364.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter takes the local community landscape of South Africa as backdrop and focuses on the rolling service delivery protests that started in 2004, ten years into the new democracy. It explores ... More


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