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Beyond the post-political: is public participation in Australian cities at a turning point?

Crystal Legacy, Dallas Rogers, Nicole Cook, Kristian Ruming



This special section builds on Planning the Post-Political City—Part 1 to examine if and how planning is showing signs of a post-democratic turn taking place in Australian cities. In Part 1, we presented a collection of papers examining Australia as a post-political landscape, exploring the new ways in which Australian publics are resisting dominant neoliberal practices and logics of growth and, in doing so, are intervening in decision-making practices to assert new forms of power and participation. In Part 2, we show how participatory practices continue to evolve. We use this brief editorial to ask a foundational question: have those implicated in the governance and management of Australian..

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