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Title: Sceptical, disorderly and paradoxical subjects : problematizing the ‘will to empower’ in social housing governance
Authors: McKee, Kim
Keywords: Social housing
Governance
Governmentality
Power
Resistance
Housing policy
Scotland
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Citation: McKee , K 2011 , ' Sceptical, disorderly and paradoxical subjects : problematizing the ‘will to empower’ in social housing governance ' Housing, Theory and Society , vol 28 , no. 1 , pp. 1-18 .
Abstract: Drawing on focus group research with social housing tenants this paper illustrates that despite the existence of a political “will to empower” within housing stock transfer policy in Scotland, the effects of governmental strategies are only ever partial and uneven, and may be subject to challenge and contestation from below. Through a focus on “lay” perspectives and the contested nature of contemporary governing practices, the paper argues for more attention to the messy realities of governing within specific local contexts, especially the way in which governable subjects can think and act otherwise, and forge their own alternative govern-mentalities.
Version: Postprint
Status: Peer reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/2035
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14036091003788120
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14036091003788120
ISSN: 1403-6096
Type: Journal article
Rights: (c)2010 Taylor and Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Housing, Theory and Society. The definitive version is available at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1403-6096
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