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

Thomas, Robyn; Mangan, Anita; Davies, Annette; Gasper, Roz

Authors

Robyn Thomas

Anita Mangan

Annette Davies

Roz Gasper Roz.Gasper@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies



Abstract

© 2017, © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. 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

Thomas, R., Mangan, A., Davies, A., & Gasper, R. (2018). The challenges of police-community collaboration: identity manoeuvres and power struggles in a neighbourhood based meeting. Public Management Review, 20(9), 1353-1373. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1383718

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 7, 2017
Online Publication Date Oct 2, 2017
Publication Date Sep 2, 2018
Journal Public Management Review
Print ISSN 1471-9037
Electronic ISSN 1471-9045
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 9
Pages 1353-1373
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1383718
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/865404
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1383718
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Management Review on 2nd October 2017, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1383718.

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