There is a mantra of: 'community involvement is good', and we will all tick the boxes and say we have done the consultation.  Health Action Zones and the normative principles of Government

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58270
Title:
There is a mantra of: 'community involvement is good', and we will all tick the boxes and say we have done the consultation.  Health Action Zones and the normative principles of Government
Authors:
Conway, S. (Steve); Crawshaw, P. (Paul); Bunton, R. (Robin)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.
Citation:
Conway, S., Crawshaw, P. and Bunton, R. (2007) 'There is a mantra of: 'community involvement is good', and we will all tick the boxes and say we have done the consultation. health action zones and the normative principles of government', Social Theory & Health, 5 (3), pp.208-227.
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Journal:
Social Theory & Health
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58270
DOI:
10.1057/palgrave.sth.8700094
Abstract:
This paper explores the interpretation of discursive governmental 'regimes of truth' related to accounts of community involvement by personnel involved in a Health Action Zone. It is based upon in-depth interviews and follows the conventions of thematic analysis. The analysis identifies a range of narratives among the respondents that often privilege experience over aspects of governmental discourse that are seen as oversimplified and technical in nature. This points to the challenges involved in transforming governmental discourse related to community into meaningful policy and practice aimed at profoundly socially disadvantaged 'communities.' The paper contributes to understanding about the processes that generate and inhibit the success of community involvement for welfare policy. In overall terms, it may serve as a sociologically 'sensitizing' and theoretical contribution to debates about community and public policy.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
community; health action zones; government; normalization; agency; performativity
ISSN:
1477-8211
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/01/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 07/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorConway, S. (Steve)-
dc.contributor.authorCrawshaw, P. (Paul)-
dc.contributor.authorBunton, R. (Robin)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:47:38Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:47:38Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationSocial Theory & Health; 5 (3): 208-227-
dc.identifier.issn1477-8211-
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/palgrave.sth.8700094-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58270-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the interpretation of discursive governmental 'regimes of truth' related to accounts of community involvement by personnel involved in a Health Action Zone. It is based upon in-depth interviews and follows the conventions of thematic analysis. The analysis identifies a range of narratives among the respondents that often privilege experience over aspects of governmental discourse that are seen as oversimplified and technical in nature. This points to the challenges involved in transforming governmental discourse related to community into meaningful policy and practice aimed at profoundly socially disadvantaged 'communities.' The paper contributes to understanding about the processes that generate and inhibit the success of community involvement for welfare policy. In overall terms, it may serve as a sociologically 'sensitizing' and theoretical contribution to debates about community and public policy.-
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/01/2010]-
dc.subjectcommunity-
dc.subjecthealth action zones-
dc.subjectgovernment-
dc.subjectnormalization-
dc.subjectagency-
dc.subjectperformativity-
dc.titleThere is a mantra of: 'community involvement is good', and we will all tick the boxes and say we have done the consultation.  Health Action Zones and the normative principles of Government-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.-
dc.identifier.journalSocial Theory & Health-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
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or.citation.harvardConway, S., Crawshaw, P. and Bunton, R. (2007) 'There is a mantra of: 'community involvement is good', and we will all tick the boxes and say we have done the consultation. health action zones and the normative principles of government', Social Theory & Health, 5 (3), pp.208-227.-
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