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Revisiting approaches to cultural engagement
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Based on a four-year research project which highlights the important role of community organisations as intermediaries between community and culture, this book analyses the role played by cultural intermediaries who seek to mitigate the worst effects of social exclusion through engaging communities with different forms of cultural consumption and production. The authors challenge policymakers who see cultural intermediation as an inexpensive fix to social problems and explore the difficulty for intermediaries to rapidly adapt their activity to the changing public-sector landscape and offer alternative frameworks for future practice.

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Communities, policy and place

After Urban Regeneration is a comprehensive study of contemporary trends in urban policy and planning. Leading scholars come together to create a key contribution to the literature on gentrification, with a focus on the history and theory of community in urban policy. Engaging with debates as to how urban policy has changed, and continues to change, following the financial crash of 2008, the book provides an essential antidote to those who claim that culture and society can replicate the role of the state. Based on research from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities programme and with a unique set of case studies drawing on artistic and cultural community work, the book will appeal to scholars and students in geography, urban studies, planning, sociology, law and art as well as policy makers and community workers.

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Local activities and actions

In the past decade community groups have been portrayed as the solution to many social problems. Yet the role of ‘below the regulatory radar’ community action has received little research attention and thus is poorly understood in terms of both policy and practice.

Focusing on self-organised community activity, this book offers the first collection of papers developing theoretical and empirically grounded knowledge of the informal, unregistered, yet largest, part of the voluntary sector. The collection includes work from leading academics, activists, policy makers and practitioners offering a new and coherent understanding of community action ‘below the radar’.

The book is part of the Third Sector Research Series which is informed by research undertaken at the Third Sector Research Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Barrow Cadbury Trust.

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Policy Analysis in the United States brings together contributions from some of the world’s leading scholars and practitioners of public policy analysis including Beryl Radin, David Weimer, Rebecca Maynard, Laurence Lynn, and Guy Peters.

This volume represents an indispensable companion to other volumes in the International Library of Policy Analysis series, enabling scholars to compare cross-nationally concepts and practices of public policy analysis in the media, sub-national governments, and many more institutional settings.

The volume represents an invaluable contribution to public policy analysis and can be used widely in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels in schools of public affairs and public policy as well as in comparative politics and policy.

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Crime, Culture and Control in the Ultramodern Age

We now live in a pre-crime society, in which information technology strategies and techniques such as predictive policing, actuarial justice and surveillance penology are used to achieve hyper-securitization.

However, such securitization comes at a cost – the criminalization of everyday life is guaranteed, justice functions as an algorithmic industry and punishment is administered through dataveillance regimes.

This pioneering book explores relevant theories, developing technologies and institutional practices and explains how the pre-crime society operates in the ‘ultramodern’ age of digital reality construction. Reviewing pre-crime's cultural and political effects, the authors propose new directions in crime control policy.

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This chapter explores how and why older people construct narrative identities in response to encounters with contemporary visual art. The respondents rejected the negative characteristics they associated with being old and articulated a more positive counter narrative associated with active and involved older people. The narratives they constructed were also inflected by meta-narratives of family, class and the history of north-east England. This work has implications for arts and cultural policy suggesting that more emphasis be placed on how artworks are consumed. It also provides a greater understanding of the value of arts engagement for older people.

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descriptions and measures of outcomes, and officers at both councils spoke of the ‘shift to outcomes’ occurring, as their organisation sought evidence of the results of its activities. At the time of fieldwork, both councils were in the process of adopting a Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework (see Friedman, 2009), although neither organisation had yet adopted population indicators through this process. Recent efforts to evaluate the results of Oswald’s arts and cultural policy and programmes included the sub-contracted development of a monitoring and

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et al, 2006: 239). However, as city administrations are pressured to drive economic productivity (May and Perry, 2018), culture becomes a tool to realise urban goals. Pratt (1997, 2010) describes how creative cities rhetoric blended urban policy with arts and cultural policy. By the late 1990s, a culture-led reinvention of the post-Fordist city produced flagship arts developments, city branding, cultural quarters, enterprise support and workspaces. Charles Landry, dubbed the ‘architect’ of the creative city concept by Chatterton (2000: 391), urged

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financing, and burdened the local level with responsibility for successful delivery. This is a major break with New Labour’s attempts at joined up policymaking. Further, basic services to support the Big Society and put localism, or community empowerment, into action in a meaningful way are the very services that are seen as the ‘low-hanging fruit’ for cash-strapped local authorities to cut across the UK: community education and development; community arts and cultural policy; museums and art galleries; and libraries. Connecting community to the post

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health promotion with native Americans’, Family and Community Health, vol 33, no 3, pp 186-92. Greer, B. (2014) Craftivism: The art of craft and activism, London: Arsenal Pulp Press. Guetzkow, J. (2002) How the arts impact communities: An introduction to the literature on arts impact studies, Working Paper Series, 2. Princeton, NJ: Centre for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, available at: www. Hewison, R. (1995) Culture and consensus: England, art and politics since 1940, London: Methuen. Hewison, R. (2014

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