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Subversive citizens : power, agency and resistance in public services

Author: Marian Barnes; David Prior
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2009.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marian Barnes; David Prior
ISBN: 1847422071 9781847422071 9781847422088 184742208X
OCLC Number: 938713160
Description: 240 s
Contents: Part one: Introduction: Examining the idea of 'subversion' in public services ~ Marian Barnes and David Prior; Part two: Perspectives on subversive citizenship: 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; Part three: Subversive citizens in public service settings: 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; Part four: Conclusion: 'Subversion' and the analysis of public policy ~ David Prior and Marian Barnes.
Responsibility: edited by Marian Barnes and David Prior.


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"This timely book is essential reading, offering highly original and critical insights into the policy process in its contemporary context." Marjorie Mayo, Professor of Community Development, Read more...

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