Mangan, AML, Thomas, R, Davies, A and Gasper, R (2017) The challenges of police-community collaboration: Identity manoeuvres and power struggles in a neighbourhood based meeting. Public Management Review, 20 (9). pp. 1353-1373. ISSN 1461-667X

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The turn to collaborative governance is a key feature of the New Public Governance environment in many Western economies. Within the UK, successive governments have mandated policing organizations to engage in public service partnerships and collaborate with communities. This paper examines one such collaborative arrangement, namely, neighbourhood public meetings. Drawing on a theoretical framing of the dynamic relationship between identities, agency and power, we critically explore how individuals seek to persuade, defend and legitimate their values, beliefs and practices in collaborative situations. The paper provides a nuanced exploration of the challenges of collaboration for both public servants and community members.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Management Review on 02/10/2017, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizen participation; collaboration; discourse; identity; police
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Management School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 01:30

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