Janet Newman

Janet Newman is an Emeritus Professor at The Open University.


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Imagining Regulation Differently

Co-creating for Engagement

This book innovatively explores how we can better apply a ‘bottom-up’ approach to the design of regulatory systems that recognise the capabilities, knowledge, passions and creativity of citizens in communities at the margins.

Policy Press

Rethinking the public

Innovations in research, theory and politics

This book rethinks the public, public communication and public action in a globalising world. It looks at how publics are brought into being and how to develop research agendas into their formation, offering a rich set of methodological resources and stressing the need to examine the boundaries between theory, research and politics.

Policy Press

Power, participation and political renewal

Case studies in public participation

This book offers a critical examination of both the discourse and practice of participation in order to understand the significance of this explosion in participatory forums, and the extent to which such practices represent a fundamental change in governance.

Policy Press

Remaking governance

Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Edited by Janet Newman

There has been an explosion of new forms of governance as societies adapt to economic, social and political change. This book highlights the dynamics of the social, cultural and institutional practices involved in 'remaking' governance. It is structured around three key themes: the remaking of peoples, publics and politics.

Policy Press