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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 pp. 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

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Published date: January 2007


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ISBN: 0230500412
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Date deposited: 31 Jul 2007
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Author: Gerry Stoker
Author: Tessa Brannan
Editor: Tessa Brannan
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