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Relational spaces and the geopolitics of community participation in two Tasmanian local governments: a case for agonistic pluralism?

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Stratford, E and Armstrong, D and Jaskolski, M (2003) Relational spaces and the geopolitics of community participation in two Tasmanian local governments: a case for agonistic pluralism? Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 28 (4). pp. 461-472. ISSN 0016-7398

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Abstract

The ‘success’ of sustainability is often premised on public participation and consensus among members of diverse communities. An analysis of two experiments in participatory governance in Tasmania underpinned by explicit commitments to sustainability and by tacit investments in deliberative democracy allows detailed reflection on claims about the efficacy of deliberative democracy, and encourages speculation about whether and to what extent an alternative model of agonistic pluralism may better accommodate conflicts in communities wrestling with resource use and distribution.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: deliberative democracy; agonistic pluralism; implementation; sustainability; Tasmania; qualitative research
Journal or Publication Title: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Page Range: pp. 461-472
ISSN: 0016-7398
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1111/j.0020-2754.2003.00104.x
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:43
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:23
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2077
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