Local representations in crisis: Governance, citizenship regimes, and UK TECs and Ontario local boards

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Abstract

In this paper I critically examine new forms of state-civil-society arrangements via a case study of non business stakeholder representation in UK Training and Enterprise Councils and in Local Boards for Training and Adjustment in Ontario, Canada. Drawing on insights from both poststructural and regulationist approaches, I situate their development and crises in what Jenson and Phillips term 'citizenship regimes'. Local representation of labour and equity groups could be effective and reflected struggles over both recognition and redistribution. However, representation often depended on resources drawn from other scales and especially on the relationship of stakeholders with the provincial and national state. Local representation has some autonomy from macroshift in citizenship regimes, but in both cases there is strong evidence that the state is able to incorporate stakeholder representation into what Jessop terms 'metagovernance strategies', although it cannot necessarily control it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-426
Number of pages18
JournalEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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