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Subversive citizens : power, agency, and resistance in public services

Author: Marian Barnes; David Prior
Publisher: Bristol ; Portland, OR : Policy Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Subversive Citizens presents a highly original examination of how official policy objectives can be 'subverted' through the actions of staff and users. It examines the role of public policy in the creation of 'good citizenship' and how theories of 'power' and 'agency' are useful in analysing the engagement between public policies (and those employed to deliver them) and the citizens at whom they are targeted." "The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marian Barnes; David Prior
ISBN: 9781847422088 184742208X 9781847422071 1847422071 9781847422095 1847422098
OCLC Number: 1041131656
Description: viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Examining the idea of 'subversion' in public services / Marian Barnes and David Prior --
Policy, power and the potential for counter-agency / David Prior --
Alliances, contention and oppositional consciousness : can public participation generate subversion? / Marian Barnes --
Subversive spheres : neighbourhoods, citizens and the 'new governance' / Helen Sullivan --
Narrating subversion, assembling citizenship / Janet Newman and John Clarke --
Subversive subjects and conditional, earned and denied citizenship / John Flint --
Family intervention projects : sites of subversion and resilience / Sadie Parr and Judy Nixon --
Family decision making : new spaces for participation and resistance / Kate Morris and Gale Burford --
Subversive attachments : gendered, raced and professional realignments in the 'new' NHS / Shona Hunter --
Managerialism subverted? Exploring the activity of youth justice practitioners / Nathan Hughes --
Awkward customers? Policing in a consumer age / Louise Westmarland and John Clarke --
'Subversion' and the analysis of public policy / David Prior and Marian Barnes.
Responsibility: edited by Marian Barnes and David Prior.
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Citizens' everyday conduct is shaped by governmental action, yet there is much evidence that both front-line public service staff and service users can sometimes act in ways that modify or disrupt  Read more...

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