Decentring Urban Governance

  • Kim McKee (Organiser)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a workshop, seminar, course


    Dr Kim McKee co-organised a workshop on ‘Decentring Urban Governance’ at the University of California, Berkeley (4 December). She was invited to jointly organise this event by Prof. Mark Bevir from the Centre for British Studies at the University; he is a world leading scholar on governance with expertise in Politics and Public Policy.

    The event brought together inter-disciplinary scholars from Britain including:
    · Dr Yasminah Beebeejaun, University College London
    · Prof. Helen Carr, University of Kent
    · Dr Rachael Dobson, Kingston University London
    · Prof. John Flint, University of Sheffield
    · Prof. Antonia Layard, University of Bristol
    · Dr Peter Matthews, University of Stirling
    · Dr Dave O’Brien, Goldsmiths University of London
    · Dr Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow

    The workshop sought to consider from a range of disciplinary perspectives and public policy areas ‘decentred’ understandings of governance in an urban context. In doing so, contributors drew attention to the messy and situated nature of governance through reference to continuities and discontinuities in policy narratives, as well as practices of resistance. Uniting the papers was an interpretive approach to the study of governance, which emphasises meaning and action in addition to a humanist epistemology.

    Co-organiser with Prof. Mark Bevir (UC Berkeley)
    Period4 Dec 2015
    Event typeOther


    • goverance
    • urban
    • resistance
    • social constructivism