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

Author: Ayres Sarah
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: New perspectives in policy and politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published as a Special Issue of Policy & Politics, the book offers critical reflections on the recent history and future direction of policy studies, advancing the debate by rethinking the ways in which scholars and students of policy studies can (re)engage with pertinent issues.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rethinking policy and politics.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2014
(OCoLC)903147664
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ayres Sarah
ISBN: 9781447319481 1447319486
OCLC Number: 887253803
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 267 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Forty years of public management reform in UK central government: promises, promises ... --
Politcal anthropology and civil service reform: prospects and limits --
Just do it differently? Everyday making, Marxism and the struggle against neoliberalism --
Performing new worlds? Policy, politics and creative labour in hard times --
Weathering the perfect storm? Austerity and institutional resilience in local goverment --
Complex causality in improving underperforming schools: a complex adaptive systems approach --
Toward policy coordination: alternatives to hierarchy --
Governing local partnerships: does external steering help local agencies address wicked problems? --
All tools are informational now: how information and persuasion define the tools of government --
The politics of engaged scholarship: impact, relevance and imagination --
Reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies.
Series Title: New perspectives in policy and politics.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Ayres.

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