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A full freedom: contemporary survivors' definitions of slavery (2018)
Journal Article
Nicholson, A., Dang, M., & Trodd, Z. (2018). A full freedom: contemporary survivors' definitions of slavery. Human Rights Law Review, 18(4), 689–704. doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngy032

This article examines key debates on the legal definition of slavery from the perspective of survivors. This group has previously been excluded from the debates on slavery definitions. Drawing on new interviews we have conducted with survivors, and a... Read More

An idea whose time has come? : modern slavery, multiple streams approach and multi-layer policy implementation (2018)
Journal Article
Gardner, A. (2018). An idea whose time has come? : modern slavery, multiple streams approach and multi-layer policy implementation. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 10(13), 461-481. doi:10.1093/jhuman/huy022

This article uses Kingdon’s multiple streams approach to analyse the implementation gap between anti-slavery legislation and front-line practice, with particular reference to emerging challenges in the implementation of the UK’s 2015 Modern Slavery... Read More

Lipstick on a pig?: appreciative inquiry in a context of austerity (2018)
Book Chapter
Gardner, A. (2018). Lipstick on a pig?: appreciative inquiry in a context of austerity. In K. P. Bartles, & J. M. Wittmayer (Eds.), Action research in policy analysis: critical and relational approaches to sustainability transitions, 159-174. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter reflects on the implications of constructing research which aims to be critical, relational and transformative in organisations under financial pressure due to austerity. It finds that apreciative inquiry can assist in establishing coll... Read More

The infrapolitics of cultural value: cultural policy, evaluation and the marginalisation of practitioner perspectives (2016)
Journal Article
Green, W., & Newsinger, J. (2016). The infrapolitics of cultural value: cultural policy, evaluation and the marginalisation of practitioner perspectives. Journal of Cultural Economy, 9(4), 382-395. doi:10.1080/17530350.2016.1141791

This article is about the politics of cultural value. It focusses on the representations of value that exist in the epistemologies and methodologies of cultural impact evaluation and the discrepancies between these official discourses and the discour... Read More

Local governance under the Conservatives: super-austerity, devolution and the ‘smarter state’ (2016)
Journal Article
Lowndes, V., & Gardner, A. (2016). Local governance under the Conservatives: super-austerity, devolution and the ‘smarter state’. Local Government Studies, 42(3), 357-375. doi:10.1080/03003930.2016.1150837

Through their ambitious devolution programme, the Conservatives show a new assertiveness in relation to restructuring the local state, in contrast to the laissez-faire approach of the previous Coalition government. Although the Coalition piloted devo... Read More