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Putting Civil Society in Its PlaceGovernance, Metagovernance and Subjectivity$
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Bob Jessop

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447354956

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447354956.001.0001

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The dynamics of economic and social partnerships and governance failure

The dynamics of economic and social partnerships and governance failure

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(p.175) 9 The dynamics of economic and social partnerships and governance failure
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Putting Civil Society in Its Place
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Bob Jessop

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447354956.003.0009

It is not just market forces and imperative coordination that fail; civil society as a mode of governance at the intersection of networks and solidarity is also prone to failure. This claim is illustrated from four case studies. First, recent work on global social policy; second, a critique of the literature on the neoliberal project of ‘good governance’ to solve the problems of local economic development; third, a study of the difficulties of economic governance in Dartford (regarding the London Science Park) and Greater Manchester (its Olympic Bid); and, fourth, a periodization of corporatism and social economy models. In each case, the focus is on the discourses and multi-spatial character of the social problem and the dynamics of policy failure.

Keywords:   Corporatism, Global social policy, Discourse, Good governance, Local economic development, London Science Park, Manchester Olympic bid, Neoliberalism

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