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Fast policy : experimental statecraft at the thresholds of neoliberalism

Author: Jamie Peck; Nikolas Theodore
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We inhabit a perpetually accelerating and increasingly interconnected world, with new ideas, fads, and fashions moving at social-media speed. New policy ideas, especially 'ideas that work', are now able to find not only a worldwide audience but also transnational salience in remarkably short order. 'Fast Policy' is the first systematic treatment of this phenomenon, one that compares processes of policy development  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Peck; Nikolas Theodore
ISBN: 9780816677306 0816677301 9780816677313 081667731X
OCLC Number: 894557469
Description: xxxii, 300 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Policies without borders --
In Pursuit of Fast Policy. Geographies of policy --
Reflections : pursuing projects, following policies --
Social Policy as Practical Science. New ideas for New York City --
Globalizing social-policy expertise --
Reflections : tailwinds, turning points --
Propagating Progressive Practice. Porto Alegre as participatory laboratory --
Democracy on the move --
Reflections : headwinds, hollowing out --
Conclusion: Exploring (fast) policy worlds.
Other Titles: Experimental statecraft at the thresholds of neoliberalism
Responsibility: Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore.

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We inhabit a perpetually accelerating and increasingly interconnected world, with new ideas, fads, and fashions moving at social-media speed. New policy ideas, especially 'ideas that work', are now able to find not only a worldwide audience but also transnational salience in remarkably short order. 'Fast Policy' is the first systematic treatment of this phenomenon, one that compares processes of policy development across two rapidly moving fields that emerged in the Global South and have quickly been adopted worldwide conditional cash transfers (a social policy program that conditions payments on behavioral compliance) and participatory budgeting (a form of citizen-centric urban governance). Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore critically analyze the growing transnational connectivity between policymaking arenas and modes of policy development, assessing the implications of these developments for contemporary policymaking. Emphasizing that policy models do not simply travel intact from sites of invention to sites of emulation, they problematize fast policy as being real and consequential yet prone to misrepresentation. Based on fieldwork conducted across six continents and in fifteen countries, 'Fast Policy' is an essential resource in providing an extended theoretical discussion of policy mobility and in presenting a methodology for ethnographic research on global social policy--Provided by publisher.

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