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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Abstract

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.

Covers:
- 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

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