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dc.contributor.authorWilkin, P-
dc.contributor.authorBoudeau, C-
dc.identifier.citationEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33 (6): pp. 1325 - 1343, (2015)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this article is to set out a critique of the prevailing academic and government accounts of ‘public participation’. This critique is drawn from the work of the British anarchist Colin Ward, which we argue is significant because it provides an alternative to state- or market-led models of public participation. Both of the latter models subject individuals to external forms of authority (state or market). By contrast, Ward reminds us that the working class tradition of free and autonomous associations, illustrated notably by the friendly societies, established a different understanding of public participation, one which pre-supposes the actual running and maintaining of the very services that the public relied upon through the key values of mutual aid and self-help. We describe the nature of these associations and suggest that, historically, they have been the most accomplished alternatives to state- and market-led approaches to public participation.en_US
dc.format.extent1325 - 1343-
dc.subjectPublic participationen_US
dc.subjectPublic servicesen_US
dc.subjectColin warden_US
dc.subjectSelf helpen_US
dc.subjectMutual aiden_US
dc.subjectFriendly socitiesen_US
dc.titlePublic participation and public services in British liberal democracy: Colin Ward's anarchist critiqueen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy-
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