Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

The challenges of police-community collaboration: Identity manoeuvres and power struggles in a neighbourhood based meeting

The challenges of police-community collaboration: Identity manoeuvres and power struggles in a neighbourhood based meeting Thumbnail


Abstract

The turn to collaborative governance is a key feature of the New Public Governance environment in many Western economies. Within the UK, successive governments have mandated policing organizations to engage in public service partnerships and collaborate with communities. This paper examines one such collaborative arrangement, namely, neighbourhood public meetings. Drawing on a theoretical framing of the dynamic relationship between identities, agency and power, we critically explore how individuals seek to persuade, defend and legitimate their values, beliefs and practices in collaborative situations. The paper provides a nuanced exploration of the challenges of collaboration for both public servants and community members.

Citation

(2017). The challenges of police-community collaboration: Identity manoeuvres and power struggles in a neighbourhood based meeting. Public Management Review, 1353-1373. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1383718

Acceptance Date Oct 2, 2017
Publication Date Oct 2, 2017
Journal Public Management Review
Print ISSN 1471-9037
Publisher Routledge
Pages 1353-1373
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1383718
Keywords citizen participation; collaboration; discourse; identity; police
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14719037.2017.1383718

Files




Downloadable Citations