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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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Among everyday makers and expert citizens

Among everyday makers and expert citizens

(p.159) Eight Among everyday makers and expert citizens
Remaking governance

Henrik Bang

Policy Press

This chapter illuminates the importance of studying informal, as well as state-sponsored, forms of democratic participation. It addresses the problems of individuation and the decoupling of states from citizens. It argues that governance strategies designed to enhance social capital have resulted in a growing division between what he terms ‘expert citizens’ and ‘everyday makers’.

Keywords:   states, expert citizens, democratic participation, citizens, individuation

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