February 2019 Academic Bristol University Press

Whose Government Is It?: The Renewal of State-Citizen Cooperation Contributions by Pat Conaty, James Weinberg, Barry Quirk, Hazel Blears, Carol Packham, Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek, Marjorie Mayo, Jane Roberts, Matthew Flinders, James Sloam, Marian Barnes, Marilyn Taylor, Graham Smith, David Blunkett, Simon Burall, Anna Coote, Nick Pearce, edited by Henry B. Tam

Whose Government Is It?: The Renewal of State-Citizen Cooperation
Contributions by Pat Conaty, James Weinberg, Barry Quirk, Hazel Blears, Carol Packham, Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek, Marjorie Mayo, Jane Roberts, Matthew Flinders, James Sloam, Marian Barnes, Marilyn Taylor, Graham Smith, David Blunkett, Simon Burall, Anna Coote, Nick Pearce, edited by Henry B. Tam


Hardback | Feb 2019 | Bristol University Press | 9781529200980 | 280pp | 234x156mm | RFB | AUD$179.99, NZD$214.99
Paperback | Feb 2019 | Bristol University Press | 9781529200935 | 280pp | 234x156mm | RFB | AUD$59.99, NZD$69.99

This book brings together leading figures in democratic reform and civic engagement to show why and how better state-citizen cooperation is necessary for achieving positive social change. Their contributions demonstrate that, while protest and non-state action may have their place, citizens must also work effectively with public bodies to secure sustainable improvements.

The authors explain why the problem of civic disengagement poses a major threat, highlight what actions can be taken, and suggest how the underlying obstacles to democratic cooperation between citizens and state institutions can be overcome across a range of policy areas and in varied national contexts.