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Public Policy as Social Construct: Multiple Meanings in Sustainable Development

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which policy is more fundamentally a sociopolitical construct than technical/instrumental tool, as it is approached in much of policy science. Employing a ... More


Interpretive Content Analysis

James W. Drisko and Tina Maschi

in Content Analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190215491
eISBN:
9780190299019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215491.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines interpretive content analysis. Interpretive content analysis is defined and distinguished here from basic content analysis. Key differences in the use of newly collected data ... More


Studying narratives of participatory practice

Koen P.R. Bartels

in Communicative Capacity: Public Encounters in Participatory Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318507
eISBN:
9781447318521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318507.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides some background to the ways in which the research was set up and carried out. It explains the interpretive analysis conducted to study communicative practices in three ... More


Introduction

James W. Drisko and Tina Maschi

in Content Analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190215491
eISBN:
9780190299019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215491.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter offers an inclusive definition of content analysis. This helps in clarifying some key terms and concepts. Three approaches to content analysis are introduced and defined briefly: basic ... More


History and Evolutionary Theory

Stephen Lippmann and Howard E. Aldrich

in Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A persistent division exists between historical and deductive approaches to explaining organizational dynamics. Historical studies adopt a ‘narrative/interpretive’ approach favoring historical ... More


Introduction: communicating in participatory practice

Koen P.R. Bartels

in Communicative Capacity: Public Encounters in Participatory Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318507
eISBN:
9781447318521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318507.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter introduces the topic, main argument, and structure of the book. It stresses the tremendous increase of participatory democracy and the associated rise in public encounters. Pointing out ... More


Content Analysis

James Drisko and Tina Maschi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190215491
eISBN:
9780190299019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215491.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book offers an overview of the variation within content analysis, along with detailed descriptions of three approaches found in the contemporary literature: basic content analysis, interpretive ... More


Translation across borders: connecting the academic and policy communities

Steve Connelly, Dave Vanderhoven, Catherine Durose, Peter Matthews, Liz Richardson, and Robert Rutherfoord

in Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research: Beyond Impact

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447331605
eISBN:
9781447331650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331605.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter looks at the legacy of three projects which connected research and policy communities, through the development of ‘policy briefs’ for the UK Department of Communities and Local ... More


We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Older Primary follows a four-year cycle linked to the LDS scriptural foundations of the Old Testament (Primary 6), New Testament (Primary 7), Book of Mormon (Primary 4, and Doctrine & Covenants (D&C) ... More


Interpreting Europe: mainstreaming gender in Directorate-General for Research, European Commission

Rosalind Cavaghan

in Governing Europe's spaces: European Union re-imagined

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091858
eISBN:
9781781708415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091858.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter critically examines the European Commission’s work of governing. Taking the policy programme of Gender Mainstreaming (GM) as an example, Rosalind Cavaghan shows how officials in ... More


Introduction

Sean Akerman

in Words and Wounds: Narratives of Exile

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190851712
eISBN:
9780190851743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851712.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the author’s fieldwork and the focus of the book: using narrative approaches to understand and represent exile. The chapter reviews the progress narrative work has made in the ... More


Dangerous Politics: Risk, Political Vulnerability, and Penal Policy

Harry Annison

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198728603
eISBN:
9780191795428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728603.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book brings together relevant literature in law, criminology, and politics to provide insights into the nature of British penal politics, the role of the judiciary and pressure groups, and the ... More


Situating Imprisonment for Public Protection

Harry Annison

in Dangerous Politics: Risk, Political Vulnerability, and Penal Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198728603
eISBN:
9780191795428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728603.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter briefly sets out the interpretive political analysis framework that underpins the empirical research and resulting analysis. It provides an overview of key landmarks in the Imprisonment ... More


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