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No contest: participatory technologies and the transformation of urban authority

McQuarrie, Michael (2013) No contest: participatory technologies and the transformation of urban authority. Public Culture, 25 (1:69). pp. 143-175. ISSN 0899-2363

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Abstract

This essay describes the transformation of civic participation from a tool of democratization into a tool for elite authority. Looking at various participatory projects in community-based organizations in a city in America’s Rust Belt, the essay demonstrates how the very architecture of civil society is being manipulated to marginalize dissent. This raises the question of whether the design of institutions has outpaced our critiques of them.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2013 Duke University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: American Sociological Association Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 10:29
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52458/

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