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Understanding participatory governance arrangements in urban politics: idealist and cynical perspectives on the politics of citizen dialogues in Göteborg, Sweden
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
2015 (English)In: Urban Research and Practice, ISSN 1753-5069, E-ISSN 1753-5077, Vol. 8, no 2, 238-254 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to deepen the understanding of the spread of participatory governance arrangements (PGAs) in urban politics. While PGAs tend to be viewed from a democratization angle, several studies interpret them as part of other logics, such as public management ideals and neoliberal governmentality. By analyzing the policy content, political roots and motives behind the politics of ‘citizen dialogue’ in the city of Göteborg, Sweden, this article provides empirical insight and elaborates on how the turn toward participatory governance can be understood both from an idealist and a cynical perspective.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. Vol. 8, no 2, 238-254 p.
Keyword [en]
citizen participation, deliberation, Göteborg, participatory governance, policy, Sweden, urban politics
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-176249DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2015.1050210ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84931560909OAI: diva2:871423

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