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Remaking governancePeoples, politics and the public sphere$
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Janet Newman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346407

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.001.0001

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(p.197) Conclusion
Remaking governance

Janet Newman

Policy Press

This chapter reviews the contribution of the book to theorising the remaking of governance both in terms of the constitution of new governable subjects and new sites and possibilities of social agency. It argues that governance shifts are profoundly political in that they reshape the public realm of welfare-state provision and redraw citizenship rights and responsibilities. It offers novel ways of conceptualising the ‘people’ around imaginary unities of interest or identity. It also opens up the possibility of changing the terrain of political engagement and action. It suggests a politics of the social rather than a view of politics as separate from society. It explores how new tactics of governance rest on cultural projects concerned with reconstituting peoples and publics as governable entities, while also holding on to the idea that these cultural projects are subject to contestation, struggle, and dissent.

Keywords:   governance, constitution, social agency, citizenship, identity, cultural projects, welfare-state provision, governance, publics

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