Community participation, rights and responsibilities : the governmentality of sustainable development policies
Summerville, Jennifer A., Adkins, Barbara A., & Kendall, Gavin P. (2008) Community participation, rights and responsibilities : the governmentality of sustainable development policies. Environment and Planning C : Government and Policy, 26(4), pp. 696-711.
This paper explores how participative democratic principles, specifically, ideas of community
participation in decision-making processes, are framed as community rights and/or responsibilities in
sustainable development policy at different levels of government. In doing this, the paper examines the
contribution of the governmentality perspective to an understanding of the nature of relationships
involved in regulation through community. The paper first briefly reviews key tenets of
politics and the alternative view proffered by critiques from the governmentality perspective. It then
turns to an analysis of how techniques of rights and responsibilities are implicit in the language of
sustainable development policy at three levels: global (Agenda 21), national (Australian national
policy ^ Australian national strategy for ecologically sustainable development), and regional (Queens-
land regional policyöDraft South East Queensland Regional Plan). Finally, we consider some
implications of our application of a governmentality perspective for how we understand government,
community and community participation, and sustainable development. In doing so, we argue that
neither community, nor sustainable development, can be separated from the techniques of rights and
responsibilities that enablegovernment at a distance'.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).|
|Keywords:||sustainable development policy, governmentality, discourse|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Pion Ltd|
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Summerville, Jennifer A. and Adkins, Barbara A. and Kendall, Gavin P. (2008) The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning C : Government and Policy, 26. pp. 696-711. [10.1068/c67m]"
|Deposited On:||27 Feb 2009 00:16|
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