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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.
|Preface and acknowledgements|
|1||Policy: A new field of anthropology||3|
|2||Writing development policy and policy analysis plain or clear: On language, genre and power||43|
|3||The implications of 'medical', 'gender in development' and 'culturalist' discourses for HIV/AIDS policy in Africa||59|
|4||Patients' bodies and discourses of power||88|
|5||Free to make the right choice? Gender equality policy in post-welfare Sweden||107|
|6||The cultural politics of populism: Celebrating Canadian national identity||136|
|7||Governing Europe: European Union audiovisual policy and the politics of identity||165|
|8||Reform and resistance: A Norwegian illustration||195|
|9||Poverty in a 'post-welfare' landscape: Tenant management policies, self-governance and the democratization of knowledge in Great Britain||217|
|10||Managing Americans: Policy and changes in the meanings of work and the self||239|
|11||Anthropology and policy research: The view from Northern Ireland||261|