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Authoritative Governance: Policy Making in the Age of Mediatization

Maarten A. Hajer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281671
eISBN:
9780191713132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281671.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Mediatic representation has become an integral part of politics and policy. The dominance of incident-oriented media formats has led students of politics and media to fear a trend of ‘dumbing down’: ... More


Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Theo van Leeuwen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Building on Bernstein's concept of recontextualization, Foucault's theory of discourse, Halliday's systemic-functional linguistics and Martin's theory of activity sequences, this book defines ... More


Public Policy and Discourse Analysis

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the first of two chapters that present a more detailed examination of the ways in which social constructions are produced and negotiated in public politics through the medium of discourse. It ... More


Discourse Analysis

Maarten A. Hajer

in The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Introduces discourse analysis as a way to analyse the policy process. Draws on two different discourse analytical approaches: the work of Michel Foucault and the social psychological work by Michael ... More


Political Analysis in a World Without Foundations

Bobby Sayyid and Lilian Zac

in Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Introducing central conceptual themes employed in discourse analysis, another challenge to the positivist assumptions underlying conventional social science. The concepts covered are ... More


The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Maarten A. Hajer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The book identifies the emergence and increasing political importance of ‘ecological modernization’ as a new language in environmental politics. In this conceptual language, environmental management ... More


Public Policy as Narrative: Stories, Frames, and Metanarratives

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the third of four chapters offering a postempiricist methodology for policy inquiry based on the logic of practical discourse, and explores the narrative form of discourse and narrative ... More


Making Meanings, Creating Family: Intertextuality and Framing in Family Interaction

Cynthia Gordon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195373820
eISBN:
9780199872046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373820.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book integrates theories of intertextuality and framing in order to explore the role of repetition in everyday family interaction. Specifically, it investigates how and why family members repeat ... More


Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Elinor Scarbrough and Eric Tanenbaum (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This volume is a collection of commissioned articles by 16 experts in social science methodology, each contribution introducing experienced social scientists to more advanced analytic techniques. The ... More


A Framework for Analysis

Maarten A. Hajer

in Authoritative Governance: Policy Making in the Age of Mediatization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281671
eISBN:
9780191713132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281671.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that an appreciation of the symbolic and the performative dimensions of politics and policy making is crucial to understand how authoritative governance is possible in an age of ... More


Global Change Discourses

Robin M. Leichenko and Karen L. O'Brien

in Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195177329
eISBN:
9780199869800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores different understandings and interpretations of each process of global change. Drawing from discourse analysis and theories about the social construction of scientific ... More


Communitarianism, Philosophical and Political

Elizabeth Frazer

in The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295648
eISBN:
9780191599316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295642.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The ideal of community has been prominent in practical politics since the 1970s. Explores the tenuous links between the philosophical communitarian critique of liberalism and more recent elaborations ... More


Europeanizing Social Inclusion—Theory, Concepts and Methods

Kenneth A. Armstrong

in Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanization through Policy Coordination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199278374
eISBN:
9780191594861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278374.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The opening chapter identifies and explains the key theoretical, conceptual, and methodological issues explored in the research. In particular, the ‘governance’ and European dimensions of public ... More


Rhetoric, Evidence and Policymaking: a Case Study of Priority Setting in Primary Care*

JILL RUSSELL and TRISHA GREENHALGH

in Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264843
eISBN:
9780191754050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264843.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

This chapter describes a study undertaken as part of the UCL Evidence programme to explore how policymakers talk about and reason with evidence. Specifically, researchers were interested in the ... More


Application of Discursive Concepts to Analysis of Narratives

Kathleen Wells

in Narrative Inquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195385793
eISBN:
9780199827237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385793.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses discourse analysis and highlights two specific discursive analytic approaches: discursive psychology and Foucauldian discourse analysis. It examines each approach in relation ... More


Reconciling Ideas and Institutions through Discursive Institutionalism

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736430
eISBN:
9780199866106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736430.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

During the past three decades, “new institutionalism” has become the main methodological battleground among political scientists. This is because political scientists differ in their preferred “new ... More


The European Union in Cyberspace: Democratic Participation via Online Multilingual Discussion Boards

Ruth Wodak and Scott Wright

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes the European Union’s “Futurum” discussion forum, which was intended to help close the gap (“democratic deficit”) between institutions and citizens by facilitating a virtual, ... More


Greeklish and Greekness: Trends and Discourses of “Glocalness”

Dimitris Koutsogiannis and Bessie Mitsikopoulou

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This study explores social attitudes toward “Greeklish”, an online discursive practice involving the use of the Roman alphabet to write Greek. Approaching Greeklish from the perspective of current ... More


So Are We Making Any Progress?

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reviews the progress made from the days in which language conflicts were settled by duels to their replacement by present day defamation law suits, concluding that although much progress ... More


The Discursive Construction of Legitimation

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates how legitimations are added to representations of social practices, and how the same practices may be legitimized differently in different contexts. Key categories of ... More


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