Filling hollowed out spaces with localised meanings, practices and hope: Progressive neoliberal spaces in Te Rarawa

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Show simple item record Lewis, Nicolas en Lewis, O en Underhill, Yvonne en 2012-05-25T00:31:09Z en 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation ASIA PACIFIC VIEWPOINT 50(2):166-184 01 Aug 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 1360-7456 en
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dc.description.abstract The contracting out to private providers of services previously delivered within the state has been framed critically as ‘hollowing out’ and read for its erosion of social democracy, social justice and welfare, as well as its inefficiencies in practice. It is commonly dismissed as neoliberalism. In this paper, we highlight the gains made through this new contractualism by Te Oranga, the Family, Health and Education division of Te Runanga o Te Rarawa located in the Far North of New Zealand. Our aim is not to narrate the exceptional, but to point to the inherent resistances to totalising projects residing in agency and place. Placed at the service of a deep sense of community being and community good rather than self-interest, delivery contracts have enabled Te Oranga to pursue an alternative form of local development and craft a set of progressive spaces. Although highly contingent upon powerful Maori political projects, we argue that the case suggests that gains may be sought in other settings, albeit partial, temporary, and politically contingent. We thus offer a more nuanced account of neoliberalism by highlighting its agency, fractures, politics, and contradictions, and by demonstrating that actualised neoliberalisms are co-constituted with other political projects. en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell; Victoria University of Wellington en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asia Pacific Viewpoint en
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dc.title Filling hollowed out spaces with localised meanings, practices and hope: Progressive neoliberal spaces in Te Rarawa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2009.01391.x en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 166 en
pubs.volume 50 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Wiley-Blackwell; Victoria University of Wellington en
pubs.end-page 184 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 98137 en Arts en Social Sciences en Development Studies en Science en School of Environment en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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