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Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe

Governance, Resistance and Anti-politics

Editors: Buller, J., Donmez, P., Standring, A., Wood, M. (Eds.)

  • Considers depoliticisation from a comparative perspective, particularly focusing on cases from continental European countries
  • Investigates how depoliticisation is received by those at which it is aimed, as well as how it is put in to practice
  • Promotes an interdisciplinary conversation to define depoliticisation as a dynamic and interactive process between government elites and societal groups/movements
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This book investigates the extent to which depoliticisation strategies, used to disguise the political character of decision-making, have become the established mode of governance within societies. Increasingly, commentators suggest that the dominance of depoliticisation is leading to a crisis of representative democracy or even the end of politics, but is this really true? This book examines the circumstances under which depoliticisation techniques can be challenged, whether such resistance is successful and how we might understand this process. It addresses these questions by adopting a novel comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. Scholars from a range of European countries scrutinise the contingent nature of depoliticisation through a collection of case studies, including: economic policy; transport; the environment; housing; urban politics; and government corruption. The book will be appeal to academics and students across the fields of politics, sociology, urban geography, philosophy and public policy.

About the authors

Jim Buller is Senior Lecturer of Politics at the University of York, UK. He is a member of the British Political Studies Association (PSA) Anti-Politics and Depoliticisation Specialist Group.

Pınar E. Dönmez is Research Fellow at the Center For Policy Studies, Central European University, Hungary. She is a member PSA Anti-Politics and Depoliticisation Specialist Group.

Adam Standring is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. He is a convenor and membership coordinator of the PSA Anti-Politics and Depoliticisation Specialist Group.

Matt Wood is Lecturer in Politics and Deputy Director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics (Crick Centre) at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has previously worked in local journalism and lobbying, and has held visiting fellowship positions at the UK Cabinet Office and ANZSOG Institute for Governance, University of Canberra. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Depoliticisation, Post-politics and the Problem of Change

    Buller, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Rethinking (De)Politicisation in Liberalism: Macro- and Micro-political Perspectives

    Toplišek, Alen

    Pages 25-51

  • Politicising Government Accountability: The Case of Protest Network and the Model “Who?” in Bulgaria

    Dimova, Gergana

    Pages 53-78

  • The Airports Commission, Depoliticisation and the Third Runway at Heathrow Airport

    Griggs, Steven (et al.)

    Pages 79-102

  • Political Dissatisfaction and Decline of Party Identification: Societal Depoliticisation in the Republic of Cyprus (2006–2012)

    Charalambous, Giorgos (et al.)

    Pages 103-129

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64236-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64235-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe
Book Subtitle
Governance, Resistance and Anti-politics
Editors
  • Jim Buller
  • Pinar Donmez
  • Adam Standring
  • Matthew Wood
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64236-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64236-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64235-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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