There is an urgent need to rethink the relationships between systems of government and those who are ‘governed’. The contemporary transfer of state regulation to the market-based regulation of corporate interests has marginalised many communities in the regulatory systems of everyday life.
Exploring a broad range of intersecting areas including immigration, social work, food regulation, space and surveillance, older people, ethnicity and faith, this book takes a ‘bottom up’ approach that brings to the fore the experiences and expertise of these communities in order to examine ways that we can better design regulatory systems that support the knowledge and creativity of citizens.
“An excellent book, which deserves to be widely read by all those involved in public policy and regulation.” Helen Sullivan, Australian National University
Morag McDermont is a Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Bristol.
Tim Cole is a Professor of Social History at the University of Bristol.
Janet Newman is an Emeritus Professor at The Open University.
Angela Piccini is a Reader in Screen Media at the University of Bristol.
1. Introduction: From the regulation of engagement to regulating for engagement
2. Co-production as experimentation: the research forum as method
Box Feature Community researchers and community researcher training
3. Beyond Prevent: Muslim engagement in city governance
4. Regulating for care-ful knowledge production: researching older people, isolation and loneliness
5. Who gets to decide what's in my fridge?: principles for transforming the 'invisible rules' shaping the regulation of food habits in urban spaces
6. ‘Life Chances’: thinking with art to generate new understandings of low-income situations
7. The 4Ms project: young people, research and arts-activisms in a post-industrial place
8. Regulating Engagement Through Dissent
9. The role of community anchor organisations in regulating for engagement in a devolved government setting
10. Conclusion: Towards an Organic Model of Regulating for Engagement
Postscript : Engaging the University?