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Performing New Worlds? policy, politics and creative labour in hard times

Newman, Janet (2013). Performing New Worlds? policy, politics and creative labour in hard times. Policy and Politics, 41(4) pp. 515–532.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the theme of this special issue by offering critical reflections on public policy in the current period of cuts, austerity and retrenchment, while also offering pathways towards future possibilities. It explores current strategies of divestment, design and decentralisation, assessing the scope within each for creative enactments and alternative pathways. It then explores ‘public-making’ as a means of countering the affective consequences of austerity, and traces some of the numerous forms ‘border work’ at stake in attempts to mitigate its consequences. Finally the paper explores the troubled relationship between progressive policy enactments and neoliberal appropriations.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Policy Press
ISSN: 1470-8442
Keywords: austerity; performance; design; local; publics; border work; neoliberalism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 37635
Depositing User: Janet Newman
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 09:07
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 12:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37635
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