Innovations in participatory governance and the (de)commodification of social wellbeing

Nick Vlahos

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The structural conditions that produce inequality are a prime area for participatory and deliberative democrats to focus their energy. If democracy is to serve potentially emancipatory ideals, an important question needs to be addressed: how can innovations in participatory governance lead to the decommodification of social wellbeing? The chapter extends as well as problematises the characteristics and core objectives of governance-driven democracy and democracy-driven governance, outlining how democratic innovations are involved in governing social wellbeing in Toronto.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReclaiming Participatory Governance
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Movements and the Reinvention of Democratic Innovation
EditorsAdrian Bua, Sonia Bussu
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781003218517
ISBN (Print)9781032111216
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2023


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