Re-energizing citizenship: what, why and how?


John, Peter, Stoker, Gerry and Brannan, Tessa (2007) Re-energizing citizenship: what, why and how? In, Brannan, Tessa, John, Peter and Stoker, Gerry (eds.) Re-energizing citizenship. Strategies for civil renewal. Basingstoke, UK; New York, USA, Palgrave Macmillan, 8-25.

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Introduction
Peter John; Gerry Stoker; Tessa Brannan 1
References
7
Chapter 1 Re-energizing Citizenship: Why, What and How?
Peter John; Gerry Stoker; Tessa Brannan 8
What is the agenda about? The meaning of re-energizing citizenship
10
Why re-energizing citizenship is promoted
15
Crime
16
Tackling anti-social behaviour
17
Regeneration and housing
18
Education
19
Health
19
Local Government
20
Learning from applied social science: Answering the 'how' question
22
References
23
Chapter 2 Civil Renewal: The Agenda for Empowering Citizens
Henry Tam 26
The renewal of citizens' power
26
Recovering the progressive ethos of empowerment
29
Re-orientating public institutions towards empowerment
31
Strengthening our civic infrastructure
34
Public space for public deliberations
35
Subsidiarity-based decision making
36
Citizenship development
37
Conclusion
38
References
39
Bibliography of civic republican and progressive communitarian writings
39
Chapter 3 Involvement in Community Involvement: Referral Order Volunteers
Sarah Jones; Colin Roberts 41
Background to the Referral Order and community volunteers
43
Background to the case study area
48
The content of panel meetings - theory and reality
51
Implementing change
54
Implications for future practice and concluding remarks
57
Notes
60
References
61
Chapter 4 Civil Renewal, Control Signals and Neighbourhood Safety
Andrew Wilson; Anthony Bottoms 63
Background to the empirical research
66
Survey results
70
Concluding discussion
81
Four sub-areas
81
Government-citizens partnerships
86
Notes
87
References
89
Chapter 5 Anti-Social Behaviour and Civil Renewal
David Prior; Basia Spalek; Marian Barnes; Kathryn Farrow 91
Introduction
91
Governance, community engagement and social capital: towards a critical understanding
93
Profile of Greenhill district
96
Crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour
98
Governance and service delivery
98
Anti-social behaviour and civil renewal: context and issues
100
The impact of anti-social behaviour and the challenge of renewal
102
Change strategies - challenges and dilemmas
105
Conclusion
108
References
109
Chapter 6 Incentive Schemes and Civil Renewal
Helen Beck; Simon Bastow; Liz Richardson; Patrick Dunleavy 112
Introducing our four study areas
112
How survey respondents perceived their neighbourhoods
114
Social control: how the residents handle problems
115
Problems caused by young people
115
Problems caused by adults
116
Perceptions of public authorities' roles
117
How far residents are aware of the incentive schemes and how they evaluate them
121
How residents view alternative approaches to civil renewal
124
Why individual incentives may help foster social cohesion: some brief theory
128
Conclusions: the value of incentive schemes in civil renewal
135
Chapter 7 The True Costs of Public Participation
Richard Wilson; Diane Warburton; Edward Andersson 138
The issue
138
The case for measurement
139
The case against measurement
141
The evidence base
144
Research methodology
146
The findings
147
Implications
153
The limits of method: economic and evaluative
154
A way forward
156
Recommendations
157
Future work
158
Closing remarks
159
Notes
160
References
160
Chapter 8 Faith, Hope and Clarity: Faith Groups and Civil Renewal
Vivien Lowndes; Rachael Chapman 163
Introduction
163
Rationales for faith group involvement
164
Values-added: the normative rationale
167
Capitalizing civil renewal: the resources rationale 171 Representation and leadership: the governance rationale
175
Integration: a fourth rationale?
177
Conclusion: a model of faith group involvement
178
Notes
182
References
182
Conclusion
Peter John; Gerry Stoker; Tessa Brannan 185
The agenda on re-energizing citizenship
185
The implementation challenge
187
Incentives and costs
190
The normative dimension and conceptual challenges
191
The future research agenda
194
Design experiments
195
Randomized control trials
199
Conclusions
204
References
204
Index

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0230500412 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 47321
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:31
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47321

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