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Governance and European Civil Society : Governmentality, Discourse and NGOs.

Author: Acar Kutay
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Routledge advances in European politics.
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This book provides a critical analysis of the European Union's approach to 'governance', focusing on the way in which civil society is incorporated within the EU decision-making process and arguing that it is not conducive to the democratisation of EU governance. Using a governmentality approach, Kutay demonstrates that civic actors are not incorporated into EU decision-making processes as they are; rather, they are  Read more...
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Kutay, Acar.
Governance and European Civil Society : Governmentality, Discourse and NGOs.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Acar Kutay
ISBN: 9781317808404 1317808401
OCLC Number: 871224368
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Governmentality and political phenomena; 1 Theoretical perspective: governmentality and discursive formation of European civil society; Governmentality, governance and NGO phenomenon; Governing the EU and EU governance as a new form of governmentality; 2 Civil society participation in governance: a global project?; Political economy of civil society participation: neoliberal rationalities and government of the social; 3 European governance and civil society. European commission and proposing political projectsEvolution of civil society discourse in EU; The changing roles and discursive shifts of European civil society in EU governance; Further extension of the discourse: European civil society and technologies of EU communication; The stage and norms of civil society participation in EU governance: civil dialogue and consultations; Competing discourses on defining civil society in EU institutions; 4 A case study on the Social Platform: a performing agent of European civil society; EU politics, governance turn and Platform. Social Platform and social EuropeManagement of the Social Platform and influences of managerial formations; Platform and participation discourses; 5 Conducting a European civil society agency: embedding neoliberal governance through managerial subjects; References; Index.
Series Title: Routledge advances in European politics.

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This book provides a critical analysis of the European Union's approach to 'governance', focusing on the way in which civil society is incorporated within the EU decision-making process and arguing that it is not conducive to the democratisation of EU governance. Using a governmentality approach, Kutay demonstrates that civic actors are not incorporated into EU decision-making processes as they are; rather, they are formed, manipulated and guided by political programming. The author explains how this acts to prescribe and construct particular types of subjectivities, thereby limiting.

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