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Policy Analysis as Discursive Practice: The Argumentative Turn

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.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the last of four chapters offering a postempiricist methodology for policy inquiry based on the logic of practical discourse, and explores the dialectics (logical structure) of policy ... More


Blending External and Domestic Policy Demands: The Rise of the Intermediary State

Inge Kaul

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explores the rise of the state as intermediary in public finance and its new role in blending external and domestic policy demands. It describes a model of the state underpinning ... More


An international perspective on policy practice

Idit Weiss-Gal and John Gal

in Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter draws upon the country case studies in order to offer some conclusions on policy practice in social work in the eight countries. The findings underscore differences in the discourse and ... More


Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Furthering social justice and human rights is a fundamental principle underlying the social work profession. Engaging in social policy formulation processes is a major route through which social ... More


Weaving breastfeeding practices into policy

Lucila Newell

in Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges between Research, Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447338499
eISBN:
9781447338543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338499.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores breastfeeding as a practice through a sociological and geographical perspective. More particularly, it closely follows E. Shove's work on social practices to think about the ... More


Health inequalities: adopting a whole system approach

Jonathan Wistow, Tim Blackman, David Byrne, and Gerald Wistow

in Studying health inequalities: An applied approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447305286
eISBN:
9781447312031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305286.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health inequality outcomes in local systems reflect the design of services, interactions between agents and contextual attributes. This chapter outlines an approach to understanding health ... More


Searching for Solutions

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter one introduces the global political setting of the debates surrounding best education practices. Arguments for standardized testing and austere accountability measures are clashing with those ... More


Social workers affecting social policy in Israel

Idit Weiss-Gal

in Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the engagement of social workers in the policy process in Israel. It describes the professional discourse and socialization process regarding policy practice and then moves on ... More


Health inequalities during adulthood: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines policy and practice for addressing health inequalities during adulthood. It discusses the key sources of vulnerability including lifestyle, psychosocial health and material ... More


Policy practice in social work: an introduction

John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal

in Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter offers an introduction to the notion of policy practice in social work, a term which describes the involvement of social workers in the policy process. The chapter explores the reasons ... More


Older age: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines policy and practice in addressing health inequalities in older people. It considers efforts to improve the health and well-being of older citizens through lifestyle/behavioural ... More


Social workers affecting social policy in Australia1

Philip Mendes

in Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the engagement of social workers in the policy process in Australia. It describes the professional discourse and socialization process regarding policy practice and then moves ... More


Social workers affecting social policy in the US

Richard Hoefer

in Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the engagement of social workers in the policy process in the United States. It describes the professional discourse and socialization process regarding policy practice and then ... More


Policy analysis in practice:: reinterpreting the quest for evidence-based policy

Mark van Twist, Rien Rouw, and Martijn van der Steen

in Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447313335
eISBN:
9781447313359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

These days ‘evidence based policy’ is a popular concept to stress the importance of strengthening the relation between policy analysis and policy practice. In this chapter the authors will argue that ... More


Social workers affecting social policy in England

Graeme Simpson

in Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the engagement of social workers in the policy process in England. It describes the professional discourse and socialization process regarding policy practice and then moves on ... More


Social workers affecting social policy in Sweden

Katarina H. Thorén and Tapio Salonen

in Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the engagement of social workers in the policy process in Sweden. It describes the professional discourse and socialization process regarding policy practice and then moves on ... More


Worklife balance in Japan: new policies, old practices

Mieko Takahashi, Saori Kamano, Tomoko Matsuda, Setsuko Onode, and Kyoko Yoshizumi

in Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681136
eISBN:
9780191767449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681136.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores barriers in workplace organization that working parents need to overcome to increase their agency and capabilities to achieve worklife balance (WLB) in Japan. The analysis of ... More


Introduction: Why public health ethics?

Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann

in Public health ethics and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421029
eISBN:
9781447303114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about ethical issues in public health and policy making. This volume introduces the concept of public health ethics and ... More


Social workers affecting social policy in Spain

María-Asunción Martínez-Román

in Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the engagement of social workers in the policy process in Spain. It describes the professional discourse and socialization process regarding policy practice and then moves on to ... More


Introduction

Ursula Apitzsch, Joanna Bornat, and Prue Chamberlayne

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book discusses the relevance of biographical methods and the contextualised understanding of human agency as keys in professional interventions. Its interest lies in the effectiveness of ... More


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