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New governance spaces: what generates a participatory disposition in different contexts?

Howard, Joanna and Lever, John (2011) New governance spaces: what generates a participatory disposition in different contexts? Voluntary Sector Review, 2 (1). pp. 77-95. ISSN 20408056

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Abstract

This paper examines developments in governance and non-governmental public action in three diverse contexts. It is based on comparative international research that examined the role of non-governmental actors (NGAs) involved in partnership working with state actors in Bulgaria, Nicaragua and the United Kingdom. The paper draws on Crossley's (2003) development of Bourdieu's (1977) 'theory of practice' to examine the contextual factors that influence the participation of NGAs in 'new governance spaces'. It highlights three very different responses to the 'opportunities' that governance offers, which illustrate how historical processes mould civil society relation's vis-à-vis the state in highly significant ways. Although governance presents many obstacles to change, the paper concludes that the new forms of participation that are appearing in these spaces may be the foundations from which more significant change emerges

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Schools: The Business School
Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 11:27
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 08:03
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/18357

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