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Citizenship and Regeneration: Participation or Incorporation?

In this chapter, published in 2003, I explore the experiences of local community activists involved in regeneration initiatives in a large seaside town on the sout coast of the UK, and indicate their complex, fractured and sometimes contradictory nature. Their experiences are also set against changing definitions of community and of citizenship and refracted through government regeneration narratives. Activists’ voices frame the concepts of participatory spaces, community representation processes and activists’ identity as I explore community participation in regeneration forums.

published in 2003 as Ch.7,’Citizenship and Regeneration; Participation or Incorporation?’, in P.Coare & R Johnston, Adult Learning, citizenship & community voices, NIACE; Leicester.

Citizenship&Regeneration-chp as published-NIACE2003 copy