- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199214565
- ISBN-13: 978-0199214563
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.9 x 6.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Democracy and Public Space: The Physical Sites of Democratic Performance 1st Edition
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[Parkinson] has developed an innovative democratic theory of public space based on collective performance. * Marco Scalvini, London School of Economics * This is an important book. * Jason Edwards, Political Studies Review * ... the strength of the book lies in Parkinsons careful and thoughtful consideration of democracy and democratic roles and in the way in which he analyses space and place as an essential element in democratic performance. As such his book should be read not only by all those with an interest in legislative behaviour, urban politics, public participation, and protest politics, but also by others with a genuine interest in how our political systems work in practice. Highly recommended. * Mike Goldsmith, Salford and De Montfort Universities, Public Administration Journal *
About the Author
John Parkinson is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Warwick, where he works on democracy and public policy, especially the application of normative political theory to policy and institutions. His published work ranges across topics including legitimacy and deliberative democracy, public participation initiatives in the UK National Health Service, the evaluation of referendums as decision making tools, and British democratic institutions. His previous book, Deliberating in the Real World (OUP 2006) has been described as a "landmark work" (John Dryzek), and was nominated for the Political Studies Association's WJM McKenzie Prize.