Book Chapter


Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, Matthew Wood

Anti-Politics, Depoliticisation and Governance in Late-Modernity | Oxford University Press | Published : 2009


This chapter returns to the idea of ‘nexus politics’ and the collection’s overall concern with how depoliticization functions to reinforce anti-politics in the context of changes in governance. We organize an agenda for further research around theoretical, methodological, and empirical themes. Theoretically, we argue that further work is needed to better account for how and why depoliticization and politicization occur, and on which forms of politicization promote choice, deliberation, and agency. Methodologically, we need to develop analytical models that map out what institutional and discursive configurations make choice and collective agency appear more or less visible. We need to keep p..

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