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Marie Mahon, Frances Fahy, Micheál Ó Cinnéide, and Brenda Gallagher

The urban-rural fringe in Ireland harbors diverse and often competing visions of place that unfold against a backdrop of rapid physical and socio-economic change. The desire to develop and articulate a shared sense of belonging rooted in place might be reasonably expected to lead to community-level expression through diverse local organizations. These in turn become embedded in wider institutionalized systems of governance. The importance of place vision, and the extent of civic engagement to create and protect such a vision, is the focus of this article. The ongoing and predominantly developer-led transformation of fringe locations has coincided with a shift from government to governance (particularly at local level) and associated changes in power relationships among various stakeholders. This article investigates the extent to which residents of fringe locations perceive themselves as part of local governance processes and explores the implications of such perceptions for citizenship and local democracy.

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Notes around Hospitality as Inhabitation

Engaging with the Politics of Care and Refugees’ Dwelling Practices in the Italian Urban Context

Camillo Boano and Giovanna Astolfo

reflection on hospitality centered around the notion of inhabitation. This stems from a five-year period of collaborative co-learning engagement with the Local Democracy Agency in Zavidovici (LDA), which, among other initiatives, manages the Sistema di

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Centralized or Decentralized

Which Governance Systems are Having a “Good” Pandemic?

Jennifer Gaskell and Gerry Stoker

, and remains contested, particularly in answering the normative question of ‘what arrangements are best for good governance and effective local democracy’ ( Stoker 2006: 503 ). It is not the purpose of this article to provide an extensive review

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William R. Caspary

Local Democracy: Grassroots Politics in Brazil . Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner . Baiocchi , Gianpaolo . 2003 . “ Participation, Activism, and Politics: The Porto Alegre Experiment. ” Pp. 45 – 76 in Deepening Democracy , ed. Archon Fung and Erik

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Finding a place in the world

Political subjectivities and the imagination of Iceland after the economic crash

Kristín Loftsdóttir

, Donald M. Nonini , Catherine Lutz , Lesley Bartlett , Marla Frederick-McGlathery , Thaddeus C. Guldbrandsen , and Enrique G. Murillo Jr . 2007 . Local democracy under siege: Activism, public interest and private politics . New York

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

, social inclusion, and local democracy, the state order imposed by the police in the favelas was deeply moral and founded on conservative Christian ethics of decency and traditional masculinity. Furthermore, such assertion of police moralism built on