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Policy reconsidered : meanings, politics and practices

Author: Susan M Hodgson; Zoë Irving
Publisher: Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book identifies key topics within the policy arena and subjects them to sustained theoretical and practical appraisal. It shows the gains to be made from applying a cross-disciplinary lens to the study of 'policy', with contributors presenting critical and reflective engagements with the theory and practice of policy at all levels of political organisation and within a range of contexts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Policy reconsidered.
Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2008371650
(OCoLC)144223495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Hodgson; Zoë Irving
ISBN: 9781847422996 1847422993 1281385395 9781281385390
OCLC Number: 235215345
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 250 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Policy and its exploration ~ Susan M. Hodgson and Zoe Irving; Part One: Meanings: Introduction; The meaning of policy/policy as meaning ~ Richard Jenkins; Policy and the 'good society' ~ David Phillips; Categorising and policy making ~ Joanne Britton; Part Two: Politics: Introduction; Language, politics and values ~ Marilyn Gregory; Business, power, policy and politics ~ Kevin Farnsworth; (Social) Policy and politics at the international level ~ Bob Deacon; Part Three: Practices: Introduction; Ethics, research and policy ~ Malcolm Cowburn; User involvement ~ Kathy Boxall, Lorna Warren and Ruby C.M. Chau; Policies as translation: situating transnational social policies ~ Noemi Lendvai and Paul Stubbs; Studying policy: a way forward ~ Susan M. Hodgson and Zoe Irving.
Responsibility: edited by Susan M. Hodgson and Zoë Irving.

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