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Whatever Happened to Councillors? Problematising the Deficiency Narrative in English Local Politics
Calls for councillors to change are nothing new, even from staunch defenders of local democracy. But one critical question has been sidestepped: Why have councillors been persistently constructed as a ‘problem’ for local ...
Discourse, policy and the environment: hegemony, statements and the analysis of U.K. airport expansion
(Taylor and Francis, 2017-01-05)
Building on the work of Laclau and Mouffe and others, this article develops a distinctively poststructuralist approach to the analysis of policy discourse in the field of environmental politics. Despite advances, there ...
Two Images of Nantes as a 'Green Model' of Urban Planning and Governance: The 'Collaborative City' Versus the 'Slow City'
(Liverpool University Press, 2020)
This article examines how the city of Nantes, European Green Capital in 2013, came to promote plans for a new international airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes. Deploying poststructuralist discourse theory, it analyses how ...
The Power of Now: Re-imagining the Future of Local Government Through Studies of Actually Existing Practice
(Taylor and Francis, 2020)
This article contends that the study of UK local government, its institutions and actors, is an increasingly ‘niche’ pursuit. We argue that the field is caught in a common sense narrative that plays off local government ...
Working in and Against Hybrid Landscapes: Reflections on the Skills and Capabilities of Chief Officers in UK Local Government
This chapter examines the educational and developmental demands of public managers, exploring the necessary skills and competences required to move across the hybrid landscapes within which they increasingly work. Drawing ...