The Cloud of Unknowing: Time for Value-ing Gerunds

Hartley, Jean and Benington, John (2021). The Cloud of Unknowing: Time for Value-ing Gerunds. Administration & Society, 53(10) pp. 1610–1623.



We respond to Mark Prebble’s welcome and thought-provoking article not by repeating in full our previous, published arguments about public value as contested democratic practice (Benington, 2015; Benington & Hartley, 2019), but by highlighting some key points about profound changes in the context to take the conversation forward from where Mark leaves it. These have implications for knowing, contesting, value-ing, and creating publics.

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