Anthropology of Policy: Perspectives on Governance and Power

Anthropology of Policy: Perspectives on Governance and Power

by Cris Shore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415132207

ISBN-13: 9780415132206

Pub. Date: 09/18/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

IAnthropology of Policy argues that policy has become an increasingly central organizing principle in contemporary societies, shaping the way we live, act and think. This book shows how anthropological approaches to policy can provide insights into a range of

contemporary issues, from equal opportunities to health care, from AIDS to housing policies. Despite

Overview

IAnthropology of Policy argues that policy has become an increasingly central organizing principle in contemporary societies, shaping the way we live, act and think. This book shows how anthropological approaches to policy can provide insights into a range of

contemporary issues, from equal opportunities to health care, from AIDS to housing policies. Despite the importance of policy as a key institution of modern society, it remains curiously under-theorized and lacking in critical analysis.

In questioning and explaining policy's

language and its links with power, the contributors challenge the accepted notion of policy as rational and progressively linear and pave the way for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415132206
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/18/1997
Series:
European Association of Social Anthropologists Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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