Gerry Stoker holds 4th Uppsala Lecture in Urban and Housing Research

  • Datum: –17.00
  • Plats: Universitetshuset, sal IX
  • Föreläsare: Gerry Stoker, Professor of Politics and Governance and Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance (C2G2) at the University of Southampton, UK, and Professor of Politics at the University of Canberra, Australia.
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  • Arrangör: Institutet för bostads- och urbanforskning
  • Kontaktperson: Ester Ehnsmyr
  • Telefon: 0704250401
  • Föreläsning

"Challenging Democratic Myopia:
Decentralised decision-making and citizen participation".

From 2010, IBF arranges an annual lecture by an internationally renowned researcher within the field of housing and urban research. By doing this, we want to highlight as well as stimulate to housing and urban research of highest quality - locally, nationally and internationally.

Gerry Stoker's research over the last 30 years mainly relates to urban politics, governance in complex settings, political disenchantment in Western democracies and strategies for encouraging civic behaviour among citizens.

This lecture puts the case that there are high prospects for long term policy based on an empowered decentralised politics. Contrary to the view that centralised government is needed to combat the NIMBYISM inherent to local decision-making and is best placed to plan for the future, Stoker argues that decentralised polity and politics and long-term thinking are more likely to be effective partners. National politics and politicians are increasingly captured by a focus on a 24 hour news-cycle so an engaged local politics now offers by far the best hope for the long term policy required over many economic, social and environmental issues.