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Public Policy as Discursive Construct: Social Meaning and Multiple Realities

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.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter aims to clarify the socially constructed nature of reality and the symbolic sides of public policy, as well as the discursive politics to which it gives rise. It concentrates on the ... More


Interpreting Public Policy: Normative Frames and Methodological Issues

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.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the second of four chapters offering a postempiricist methodology for policy inquiry based on the logic of practical discourse, and explores the role of interpretation in policy analysis. ... More


Money and Complex Equality

Jeremy Waldron

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280088
eISBN:
9780191599927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280084.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jeremy Waldron argues that Michael Walzer's theory of justice mischaracterizes money's influence on social meanings. Waldron argues that the correct conception of money reveals that Walzer is ... More


Policy Advice as Storyline: Narrative Knowledge and Expert Practices

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/9780199282838.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter emphasizes the relation of narration to practical reason and the giving of good reasons. Not only does the explication demonstrate how policy narratives relate to factual information, ... More


The Conservative Tradition

Nicholas Cook

in The Schenker Project: Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195170566
eISBN:
9780199871216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170566.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Schenker's sometimes virulently conservative politics have been a major problem for later commentators, who have sought to minimize their relevance to his theory. Taking as its starting point his ... More


Objectivity and Social Meaning

Michael Walzer

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Walzer defends a qualified form of relativism in which much attention is paid to the various forms of criticism and discontent that may arise in society. However inarticulate these dissenting voices ... More


The End of Heart Balm

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the decline and fall of a group of closely related causes of action: breach of promise of marriage, alienation of affections, criminal conversation, and perhaps even civil and ... More


Toward an Economic Sociology of Chronic Poverty: Enhancing the Rigour and Relevance of Social Theory

Michael Woolcock

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on both expanding and refining the analytical scope of the ‘social’ (or non-economic) aspects of chronic poverty. The chapter is structured in six sections. Section 15.2 briefly ... More


The Barons’ War and Henry’s Letters

Tim William Machan

in English in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter examines two royal letters that were written in English and released by Henry III in 1258. These letters are used to talk about the many contextual factors that give utterances and codes ... More


Telemann’s Polish Style and the “True Barbaric Beauty” of the Musical Other

Steven Zohn

in Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann’s Instrumental Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169775
eISBN:
9780199865536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169775.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Previous studies of Telemann’s style polonais have concerned themselves above all with defining the idiom, mostly in terms of rhythm and meter, and cataloging its occurrences in his works. This ... More


Social meaning

Geoffrey Brennan, Lina Eriksson, Robert E. Goodin, and Nicholas Southwood

in Explaining Norms

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654680
eISBN:
9780191747960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654680.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on one particular aspect of norms which tends not to play a central role in rational-choice approaches to the explanation of norms. That is norms' connection to social meaning — ... More


Lifecourses, insight and meaning

Ricca Edmondson

in Ageing, insight and wisdom: Meaning and practice across the lifecourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847425935
eISBN:
9781447311737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847425935.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Making meaning is a socially and existentially significant activity. To ignore this opens the way to a view of life, including later life, in which work is the be-all and end-all of human existence, ... More


Toward an Anthropology of Excess: Wanting More (While Getting Less) on a Caribbean Global Periphery

Samuel Martínez

in Empirical Futures: Anthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833452
eISBN:
9781469604558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895344_baca.11
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Sidney Mintz's recasting of widely accepted conceptual binaries between personal experience and social meaning, which is considered one of his fundamental but perhaps ... More


Social justice

Sally Witcher

in Inclusive equality: A vision for social justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300038
eISBN:
9781447307730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300038.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Arguments are explored concerning the need (or otherwise) of establishing an ideal just society and fair principles for distribution, along with differing theoretical approaches to those subjects, ... More


Carolingian Symbols and Meaning

Ulrich Krotz and Joachim Schild

in Shaping Europe: France, Germany, and Embedded Bilateralism from the Elysée Treaty to Twenty-First Century Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199660087
eISBN:
9780191751646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660087.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 explores the web of symbolic acts and practices that is part of the bilateral Franco-German reality, producing its own distinct meanings and political implications. It reconsiders the ... More


Biotechnology as Cultural Meaning: Reflections on the Moral Reception of Synthetic Biology

Bruce Jennings

in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019392
eISBN:
9780262314961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter focuses on the moral and ethical reception of biotechnology in society and the contested cultural and social meanings of synthetic biology as well as concerns about it. As this chapter ... More


Meaning of Works of the Arts and of Artworks

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A second idea that is central in the alternative conceptual framework proposed for thinking about the art is the idea of the meaning of a work of the arts. The English word “meaning” is multivalent. ... More


Crafting the Body Beautiful: Performing Social Identity at Santa Isabel, Nicaragua

Geoffrey G. McCafferty and Sharisse D. McCafferty

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In agency-based archaeology, a theoretical trend fosters a great interest in how the human body serves as a venue for negotiating and expressing social identity. Archaeological evidence may thus be ... More


Is Civil Marriage Illiberal?

Ralph Wedgwood

in After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190205072
eISBN:
9780190205102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Some philosophers have suspected that the institution of civil marriage, in anything like its current form, is inconsistent with political liberalism—that is, with the principle that whenever the ... More


Utopian Monies: Complementary Currencies, Bitcoin, and the Social Life of Money

Nigel Dodd

in Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168685
eISBN:
9781400885268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168685.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Since the 2008 global financial crisis, there has been an explosion of interest in alternative and complementary currencies, by academics, governments, practitioners, and activists who are interested ... More


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