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Setting the stage: scenic design and observers’ perceptions of the quality of public governance meetings

Farrell, Catherine, McKenna, Dave and Wall, Matt 2021. Setting the stage: scenic design and observers’ perceptions of the quality of public governance meetings. Public Management Review 10.1080/14719037.2021.1909347
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Abstract

Whilst the importance of securing effective governance has been widely researched, seating configurations and the design of governance settings have not. Taking a dramaturgical perspective, this paper uses the conceptual language of scenic design to examine the relationship between meeting size, seating configurations, actor positioning and perceptions of public governance quality in UK council meetings. Using both quantitative and qualitative data, the paper finds strong support that those involved in public governance feel that seating configurations and actor posi�tioning are important considerations and that these factors can help to explain variation in perceptions of meetings’ public governance quality.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1471-9037
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 April 2021
Date of Acceptance: 24 March 2021
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2021 06:37
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/140479

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