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Publics, politics and power: Remaking the public in public services

Newman, Janet and Clarke, John (2009). Publics, politics and power: Remaking the public in public services. London: Sage.

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Challenges the notion that publicness and the public sphere is in decline, and analyses the emergence of new forms, sites and practices of publicness and the implications for public services.

- shifting formations of nation and the challenges of migration, diversity and faith to universalistic notions of the public
- how the emphasis on of civil society and community are recasting the public domain
- the emergence of hybrid organsiational forms and public private authority
- new strategies for governing publics and public services

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: Not known
ISBN: 1-4129-4844-4, 978-1-4129-4844-9
Keywords: publics; publicness; public services; nation; civil society; community; citizenship; markets; hybrid organsiations
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 16218
Depositing User: Janet Newman
Date Deposited: 11 May 2009 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 21:56
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