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Making Social Science Relevant: Policy Inquiry in Critical Perspective

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.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter makes the point that public policy studies has been one of the fastest growing specializations in the social sciences, and has largely been an American phenomenon. It looks ... More


Constructing Policy Theory: Ideas, Language, and Discourse

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.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the renewed interest in the role of ideas, language and discourse in policy studies. Distinguishing postempiricist from mainstream perspectives, the discussion sets the stage ... More


Discourse Versus Advocacy Coalitions: Interpreting Policy Change and Learning

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.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the second 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. ... More


Policy Networks in British Government

David Marsh and R. A. W. Rhodes (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Policy is not made in the electoral arena or in the gladiatorial confrontations of Parliament, but in the netherworld of committees, civil servants, professions, and interest groups. This collection ... More


A Transatlantic Network: Think Tanks and the Ideological Entrepreneurs

Daniel Stedman Jones

in Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161013
eISBN:
9781400851836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161013.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how a transatlantic network of sympathetic businessmen and fundraisers, journalists and politicians, policy experts and academics grew and spread neoliberal ideas between the ... More


Policy learning and policy failure: definitions, dimensions and intersections1

Claire A. Dunlop

in Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides an overview of policy learning and policy failure, both of which are classic topics of policy studies. The links between the two literatures appear obvious, yet there are very ... More


Reconsidering policy – our agenda

Kate Crowley, Jenny Stewart, Adrian Kay, and Brian W. Head

in Reconsidering Policy: Complexity, Governance and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447333111
eISBN:
9781447333159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333111.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Policy studies are in a rut. Just as politics in both the global and domestic spheres have been taking more partisan forms, policy studies itself has become more inward looking, and less interested ... More


Environmental Politics in the European Union: Policy-making, Implementation and Patterns of Multi-level Governance

Christoph Knill and Duncan Liefferink

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075803
eISBN:
9781781701461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075803.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book provides a comprehensive introduction into the making, development and implementation of European Union (EU) environmental politics. The environmental policy of the EU has made impressive ... More


Policy analysis in France: introduction

Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel, and Philippe Zittoun

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides a general overview of the study and practice of policy analysis in France. Drawing on the book’s content, it explains why and how the fundamental distinction between knowledge ... More


Studying policy: a way forward

Susan M. Hodgson and Zoë Irving

in Policy reconsidered: Meanings, politics and practices

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349132
eISBN:
9781447302995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349132.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter synthesises the standpoints and conclusions which foreground recurrent themes and overarching ideas in order to assess the implications of this critical exploration of policy for future ... More


Clinton and Japan: The Impact of Revisionism on US Trade Policy

Robert M. Uriu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280568
eISBN:
9780191712814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280568.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book chronicles how a controversial set of policy assumptions about the Japanese economy, known as revisionism, rose to become the basis of the trade policy approach of the Clinton ... More


Reflections on Contemporary Debates in Policy Studies

Sarah Ayres and Alex Marsh

in Rethinking policy and politics: Reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447319467
eISBN:
9781447319474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319467.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This article offers reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies. It starts by mapping the contours of the terrain covered by Policy & Politics over the last 40 years. It does so under four ... More


Policy Analysis in France

Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel, and Philippe Zittoun (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Policy analysis in France lays the foundation for a more systematic understanding of policy analysis in the country. In doing so, the volume discusses the role of the State and its restructuring, ... More


Problematising scale in the study of policy

Natalie Papanastasiou

in The Politics of Scale in Policy: Scalecraft and Education Governance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447343851
eISBN:
9781447343899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343851.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses how scale is fundamental to interpreting and defining social life, and explores the implications of this for the study of policy in order to present a clear case for exploring ... More


Evolution of policy analysis as a field of study in Mexico

Jose-Luis Mendez (ed.)

in Policy Analysis in Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329152
eISBN:
9781447329176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329152.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a description of how the academic field of Policy Analysis has evolved in Mexico. After presenting the different approaches to policy analysis, mainly “evaluative policy ... More


The emergence of modern policy analysis in France

Fabrice Hamelin

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on policy process studies as they emerged and developed in France from the 1950s to the early 1980s. To better understand how the establishment of policy process studies within ... More


New Labour and leadership

Helen M. Gunter

in Leadership and the Reform of Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427670
eISBN:
9781447305606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427670.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This opening chapter presents and scopes the focus and argument of the book. Specifically, the use of leaders, leading and leadership by New Labour governments (1997–2010) as a strategic policy ... More


The Politics of Scale in Policy: Scalecraft and Education Governance

Natalie Papanastasiou

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447343851
eISBN:
9781447343899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343851.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Succeeding in the art of contemporary policymaking involves designing policies which reflect the deeply interconnected nature of political space. And yet, while it is undisputed that political spaces ... More


Policy, scale and the importance of space

Natalie Papanastasiou

in The Politics of Scale in Policy: Scalecraft and Education Governance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447343851
eISBN:
9781447343899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343851.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter clarifies why the book explores the politics of scale in policy through a cross-disciplinary lens that integrates policy studies and political geography. Specifically, the chapter argues ... More


The practice of scalecraft

Natalie Papanastasiou

in The Politics of Scale in Policy: Scalecraft and Education Governance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447343851
eISBN:
9781447343899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343851.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The book’s final chapter discusses how the lens of scalecraft has helped to generate new readings of policy which take into account the scalar politics of policymaking. The discussion reflects on how ... More


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