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Governmentalisation and local strategic partnerships: whose priorities?

Lever, John (2005) Governmentalisation and local strategic partnerships: whose priorities? Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 23 (6). pp. 907-922. ISSN 0263-774X

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Abstract

The author explores the application of figurational sociology to developments in governance under New Labour. Expanding insights from the governmentality literature, he illustrates how individuals and communities are increasingly required to behave in ever more autonomous, self-realising, and self-managing ways—and how the expansion of partnership working as a way of disciplining communities around particular themes and issues is part of an ongoing process of governmentalisation exerting its influence on everyday life. Highlighting the wider figurational contingencies that hinder community attempts to attract mainstream resources through Local Strategic Partnerships, the author concludes by stressing the continued importance of developing inclusive governance structures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Schools: The Business School
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Depositing User: John Lever
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 08:56
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 08:56
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/18795

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