Discursive Arenas: Deliberation and the Constitution of Identity in Public Participation at a Local Level

@inproceedings{Barnes2006DiscursiveAD,
  title={Discursive Arenas: Deliberation and the Constitution of Identity in Public Participation at a Local Level},
  author={Marian Barnes and Janet Newman and Helen Sullivan},
  year={2006}
}
This article is based on empirical research into public participation in two English cities. It discusses issues related to motivations to take part in public participation initiatives and the way in which individual and collective identities may be constructed through participation. Drawing on social movement theory it emphasises the importance both of networks and values in prompting participation and it illustrates this with examples drawn from participation initiatives based around… CONTINUE READING

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