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Semiotic Analysis and Public Policy Connecting Theory and Practice

Semiotic Analysis and Public Policy: Connecting Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Christopher L. Atkinson
March 18, 2019

Semiotic Analysis and Public Policy evaluates several key areas of public policy that are dependent on narrative, naming, sign, and branding to create meaning. Semiotic analysis, drawing on the work of Saussure, Peirce, and others, allows for creation of a case-oriented model of brand versus ...

Governmentality after Neoliberalism

Governmentality after Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Bevir
April 28, 2016

Neoliberalism has had a major impact on public policy but it has also perhaps obscured the equally dramatic spread of other policy tools based on significantly different forms of social science. This book therefore explores the mixture of social technologies that have arisen since neoliberalism, ...

Inclusive Growth, Development and Welfare Policy A Critical Assessment

Inclusive Growth, Development and Welfare Policy: A Critical Assessment

1st Edition

Edited By Reza Hasmath
September 10, 2018

The recent global financial crisis has increased the scope of poverty and inequality. The gap between the richest and poorest nations has become wider. National income inequality has also been on the rise. The prospect of a shift in designing and implementing development and welfare policies is ...

Local Governance in England and France

Local Governance in England and France

1st Edition

By Alistair Cole, Peter John
August 14, 2018

Local Governance in England and France addresses issues at the cutting edge of comparative politics and public policy. The book is based on extensive research and interviews, over 300 in total, with local decision makers in two pairs of cities in England and France: Lille and Leeds; Rennes and ...

Marriage and Values in Public Policy Conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia

Marriage and Values in Public Policy: Conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia

1st Edition

By Elizabeth van Acker
August 14, 2018

Marriage is a site of political conflict. It is a controversial issue in the UK, Australia and the US where there is a clash of values between neoliberal governments and diverse groups either strongly opposing or supporting marriage. In the meantime, fewer couples are marrying, while other family ...

Hybrid Public Policy Innovations Contemporary Policy Beyond Ideology

Hybrid Public Policy Innovations: Contemporary Policy Beyond Ideology

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Fabian, Robert Breunig
March 22, 2018

Political discourse in much of the world remains mired in simplistic ideological dichotomies of market fundamentalism for efficiency versus substantial socialism for equity. Contemporary public policy design is far more sophisticated. It blends market, government and community tools to ...

Interpreting Governance, High Politics, and Public Policy Essays commemorating Interpreting British Governance

Interpreting Governance, High Politics, and Public Policy: Essays commemorating Interpreting British Governance

1st Edition

Edited By Nick Turnbull
March 07, 2018

Interpreting Governance, High Politics, and Public Policy offers the latest perspectives on the interpretive approach to governance and public policy research. This book commemorates more than a decade of governance research by Mark Bevir and R.A.W. Rhodes, the leading exponents of ...

Rethinking Governance Ruling, rationalities and resistance

Rethinking Governance: Ruling, rationalities and resistance

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Bevir, R. A. W. Rhodes
February 05, 2018

This volume explores new directions of governance and public policy arising both from interpretive political science and those who engage with interpretive ideas. It conceives governance as the various policies and outcomes emerging from the increasing salience of neoclassical and institutional ...

Political Engagement of the Young in Europe Youth in the crucible

Political Engagement of the Young in Europe: Youth in the crucible

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Thijssen, Jessy Siongers, Jeroen Van Laer, Jacques Haers, Sara Mels
October 23, 2017

Although many scholars are convinced of the apparent civic disengagement of youth, others suggest that civic participation of young people is stable and increasingly expressed through non-institutionalized forms of practicing politics. This book makes a key contribution to this discussion by ...

The Politics of Evidence From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence

The Politics of Evidence: From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence

1st Edition

By Justin Parkhurst
October 12, 2017

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. There has been an enormous increase in interest in the use of evidence for public policymaking, but the vast ...

Decentring Urban Governance Narratives, Resistance and Contestation

Decentring Urban Governance: Narratives, Resistance and Contestation

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Bevir, Kim McKee, Peter Matthews
September 21, 2017

Decentring Urban Governance seeks to rethink governance not as a particular state formation, but as the diverse policies emerging associated with the impact of modernist social science on policy making, considering the diverse meanings that inspire governing practices across time, space, and policy...

Decentring Health Policy Learning from British Experiences in Healthcare Governance

Decentring Health Policy: Learning from British Experiences in Healthcare Governance

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Bevir, Justin Waring
August 03, 2017

Taking a ‘decentred’ approach to the analysis of health policy means being attentive to the historical contingencies and circumstances within which reforms are located, the influence of dominant or elite narratives in the shaping of policy, the local traditions and customary practices through which...

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