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Local initiatives challenging mainstream policies: signs of subpolitics?

Buizer, M. (2008) Local initiatives challenging mainstream policies: signs of subpolitics? In: de Haan, H. and van der Duim, R., (eds.) Landscape, Leisure and Tourism. Eburon, Delft, pp. 215-228.


Summary: Marleen Buizer shows how citizens, societal organizations, private enterprises or combinations thereof attempt to influence policy making in their own time, regarding their own ‘place’ and on their own conditions. Her qualitative analysis of three private, local initiatives and particularly of what exactly happens in their interactions with ‘established’ policies is an attempt to answer the question in which sense these initiatives are ‘sub-politics in the making’. She suggests that exploring the interconnections between discourses and institutional practices may be a particularly fruitful way to uncover in what sense these initiatives could be characterized as ‘sub-political’ in terms of discourse as well as in terms of institutional practices.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Eburon
Copyright: © 2008 The authors
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