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The value of research for local authorities: a practitioner perspective

Stan Kidd and Tony Reeves

in Research and policy in ethnic relations: Compromised dynamics in a neoliberal era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447314899
eISBN:
9781447314929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314899.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Written from the perspective of senior officers of a major English metropolitan authority, this chapter offers an insight into the challenge of seeking to service the needs of a diverse citizenry ... More


Methodological individualism and rational self-interest

Paul Spicker

in Reclaiming individualism: Perspectives on public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447309086
eISBN:
9781447310860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309086.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Methodological individualism has been dominated by a set of concepts which identify utility with choice, preference and welfare, but these terms are distinct. Individuals are characterised as ... More


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