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Title Anti-politics, depoliticization, and governance / edited by Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay and Matthew Wood
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Contents Part I. Theoretical innovations. 1. Anti-politics, depoliticization, and governance / paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, and Matthew Wood -- 2. The Janus face of governance theory: depoliticizing or repoliticizing public governance / Eva Sørensen and Jacob Torfing -- 3. Depoliticization, repoliticization, and deliberative systems / Claudia Landwehr -- 4. Politicization, new media, and everyday deliberations / Rousiley C.M. Maia -- Part II. Conceptual and methodological development. 5. Global governance depoliticized: knowledge networks, scientization, and anti-policy / Diane Stone -- 6. ASEAN, anti-politics, and human rights / Kelly Gerard -- 7. Multilevel governance and depoliticization / Yannis Papadopoulos -- Part III. New empirical horizons. 8. Depoliticization as a coordination problem: functional change in a system of multilevel economic governance / Holly Snaith -- 9. The meta-governance of austerity, localism, and practices of depoliticization / Steven Griggs, David Howarth, and Eleanor MacKillop -- 10. Depoliticization, meta-governance, and coal seam gas regulation in New South Wales / Paul Fawcett and Matthew Wood -- Part IV. Discussion and debate. 11. Towards a political economy of depoliticization strategies: help to buy, the Office for Budget Responsibility, and the UK growth model / Craig Berry and Scott Lavery -- 12. Embracing the mixed nature of politics / Gerry Stoker -- 13. Conclusion: A renewed agenda for studying anti-politics, depoliticization, and governance / Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, and Matthew Wood
Summary There is a mounting body of evidence pointing towards rising levels of public dissatisfaction with the formal political process. Depoliticization refers to a more discrete range of contemporary strategies that add to this growing trend towards anti-politics by either removing or displacing the potential for choice, collective agency, and deliberation. This book examines the relationship between these two trends as understood within the broader shift towards governance. It brings together a number of contributions from scholars who have a varied range of concerns but who nevertheless share a common interest in developing the concept of depoliticization through their engagement with a set of theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and empirical questions. This volume explores these questions from a variety of different perspectives and uses a number of different empirical examples and case studies from both within the nation state as well as from other regional, global, and multi-level arenas. In this context, this volume examines the potential and limits of depoliticization as a concept and its position and contribution in the nexus between the larger and more established literatures on governance and anti-politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Corporate governance
Economic development -- Political aspects
Economic policy
Political participation
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Corporate governance.
Economic development -- Political aspects.
Economic policy.
Political participation.
Form Electronic book
Author Fawcett, Paul (Political scientist), editor
Flinders, Matthew V., editor
Hay, Colin, 1968- editor
Wood, Matthew (Writer in political science), editor
ISBN 0191065803 (electronic bk.)
9780191065804 (electronic bk.)