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Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, and Matthew Wood

Abstract

There is a growing body of evidence pointing towards rising levels of public dissatisfaction with the formal political process. Depoliticization refers to a more discrete range of contemporary strategies politicians employ that tend to remove or displace the potential for choice, collective agency, and deliberation. This book examines the relationship between these trends of dissatisfaction and displacement, as understood within the broader shift towards governance. It brings together a number of contributions from scholars who have a varied range of concerns but who nevertheless share a commo ... More

Keywords: depoliticization, anti-politics, governance, public dissatisfaction, collective agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198748977
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198748977.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Fawcett, editor
Associate Professor of Governance and Director of the Centre for Change Governance, University of Canberra

Matthew Flinders, editor
Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield

Colin Hay, editor
Professor of Political Sciences, Sciences Po, Paris

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Part I Theoretical Innovations

1 Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, and Matthew Wood

2 The Janus Face of Governance Theory

Eva Sørensen and Jacob Torfing

Part II Conceptual and Methodological Development

Part III New Empirical Horizons

9 The Meta-Governance of Austerity, Localism, and Practicesof Depoliticization

Steven Griggs, David Howarth, and Eleanor MacKillop

Part IV Discussion and Debate

13 Conclusion

Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, and Matthew Wood

End Matter