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Assembling Citizenship in Austere Times

Kirwan, Samuel; McDermont, Morag and Clarke, John (2017). Assembling Citizenship in Austere Times. In: Larner, Wendy and Higgins, Vaughan eds. Assembling Neoliberalism: Expertise, Practices, Subjects. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 109–129.

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As neoliberalism has been assembled and reassembled in its many forms, citizenship has remained a constant object of its attention as a focal point through which economic, social and political relations can be reimagined and re-configured. We trace diverse attempts by neoliberal political projects to reassemble citizenship in the Global North and in the UK in particular. Drawing on a study of voluntary advice work in the UK (Citizens Advice), we explore how citizenship is being reassembled in the context of a citizen-to-citizen network of advice-giving. How are conceptions of citizenship negotiated in the face of the disassembling of citizenship in politics and policy? The study points to a complex field of negotiation, raising issues of theory and practice in everyday sites and relationships.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
ISBN: 1-137-58203-0, 978-1-137-58203-4
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)
Research Group: Citizenship and Governance
Item ID: 53380
Depositing User: John Clarke
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 05:22
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