Passionate participation: emotional experiences and expressions in deliberative forums

Barnes, Marian (2008) Passionate participation: emotional experiences and expressions in deliberative forums Critical Social Policy, 28 (4). pp. 461-481. ISSN 0261-0183

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This article explores the emotional dimension of public participation. It contrasts the understanding of deliberative forums as spaces in which reasoned argument is intended to lead to good policy making, with the importance of values and emotions in motivating action within social movements. In the context of a widening of the participatory sphere and the increasing likelihood that social movement activists will also take part in officially sponsored participation initiatives, it considers the significance of the emotional content of experiences that service users and citizens bring to discussions about policy and service delivery. Drawing on a feminist ethic of care it suggests criteria for assessing the capacity of deliberative practices to encompass an emotional morality and to deliver on aspirations for enhanced well-being, welfare and social justice.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: deliberation; emotions; ethic of care; social movements
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L400 Social Policy
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/0261018308095280
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science > Health and Social Policy Research Centre
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2015 14:28

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