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Re-energizing Citizenship
Strategies for Civil Renewal
 
 
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10 Oct 2006
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Re-energizing Citizenship provides a critical examination of attempts to re-invigorate citizenship in a range of contexts and offers insights into what works. In light of the challenges and complexities of our societies the tone is not celebratory nor evangelical. It is substantially empirical and hard-nosed in that it asks what prospects there are for re-engaging civil society to tackle the tough issues of youth offending, neighbourhood safety, antisocial behaviour, economic regeneration and conflict between civic groups. The malaise in civil society is seen as a key to understanding antisocial behaviour, the weaknesses of regeneration schemes and the divisions and antagonisms of our societies. Yet the resources and skills hidden away in civil society, if they could be unlocked, are seen as the key to effective intervention. The book concludes that citizens can be re-engaged providing the incentive structures and broader framing of the policy are put together in an effective manner.


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Re-energizing Citizenship provides a critical examination of attempts to re-invigorate citizenship in a range of contexts and offers insights into what works. In light of the challenges and complexities of our societies the tone is not celebratory nor evangelical. It is substantially empirical and hard-nosed in that it asks what prospects there are for re-engaging civil society to tackle the tough issues of youth offending, neighbourhood safety, antisocial behaviour, economic regeneration and conflict between civic groups. The malaise in civil society is seen as a key to understanding antisocial behaviour, the weaknesses of regeneration schemes and the divisions and antagonisms of our societies. Yet the resources and skills hidden away in civil society, if they could be unlocked, are seen as the key to effective intervention. The book concludes that citizens can be re-engaged providing the incentive structures and broader framing of the policy are put together in an effective manner.


Contents

Introduction; T.Brannan, P.John & G.Stoker
Re-energizing Citizenship: Why, What, and How?; T.Brannan, P.John & G.Stoker
Civil Renewal: The Agenda for Empowering Citizens; H.Tam
Involvement in Community Involvement: Referral Order Volunteers; S.Jones & C.Roberts
Civil Renewal, Control Signals and Neighbourhood Safety; A.Bottoms & A.Wilson
Anti-Social Behaviour and Civil Renewal; D.Prior, K.Farrow, B.Spalek & M.Barnes
Incentive Schemes and Civil Renewal; S.Bastow, H.Beck, P.Dunleavy & L.Richardson
The True Costs of Public Participation; E.Andersson, D.Warburton & R.Wilson
Faith, Hope and Clarity: Faith Groups and Civil Renewal; V.Lowndes & R.Chapman
Conclusion; T.Brannan, P.John & G.Stoker


Authors

TESSA BRANNAN is a Researcher at the Institute for Political and Economic Governance (IPEG) at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests are in community engagement and policy evaluation, learning and implementation.

PETER JOHN is Hallsworth Professor of Governance and Co-director of the Institute for Political and Economic Governance (IPEG), University of Manchester, UK. His research interests are urban politics and policy, both UK and comparative, public policy theory, civil renewal and social capital and research methods.

GERRY STOKER is Co-director of the Institute for Political and Economic Governance (IPEG) at the University of Manchester, UK. His research expertise is in governance, democratic politics, local and regional governance, urban politics, public participation and public service reform.