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The post-politics of transport: establishing a new meeting ground for transport politics

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Geographical Research | John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd | Published : 2017


This paper brings together two disparate but critical bodies of literature about contemporary citizen participation in the Australian city: transport politics and post‐politics. The argument is advanced that state and citizen actor relations—as they exist in the governance and management of Australian urban transport—have taken on characteristics of post‐politics. By conceiving of citizen participation in this manner, new ways of understanding it are generated and it is possible to appreciate how such participation is shaped by state actors both across time and in response to the politicisation of transport proposals. The paper illustrates the extent to which citizen engagement has become a ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The research presented in this paper is part of a larger project funded by the Australian Research Council [DE140100364] titled "Planning in a state of panic: did the economic crisis transform city making practices for the long term?'