Reframing Public Policy

Reframing Public Policy

by F. FISCHER, Frank Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199242631

ISBN-13: 9780199242634

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In recent years a set of radical new approaches to public policy, drawing on discursive analysis and participatory deliberative practices, have come to challenge the dominant technocratic, empiricist models in policy analysis. In his major new book Frank Fischer brings together these various new approaches for the first time and critically examines them. The book

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Overview

In recent years a set of radical new approaches to public policy, drawing on discursive analysis and participatory deliberative practices, have come to challenge the dominant technocratic, empiricist models in policy analysis. In his major new book Frank Fischer brings together these various new approaches for the first time and critically examines them. The book will be required reading for anyone studying, researching, or formulating public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199242634
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Making Social Science Relevant: Policy Inquiry in Critical Perspective
Public Policy and the Discursive Construction of Reality
2. Constructing Policy Theory: Ideas and Discourse
3. Public Policy and Discourse Construct: Multiple Realities and Interpretative Understanding
Public Policy and Discursive Politics
4. Public Policy and Discursive Analysis
5. Policy Discourse versus Advocacy Coalitions: Interpreting Policy Change and Learning
Discursive Policy Inquiry: Restituting Empirical Analysis
6. Postempiricist Foundations: Social Constructionism and Practical Discourse
7. Interpreting Public Policy: Analytical and Methodological Perspectives
8. Public Policy as Narrative: Stories, Frames, and Metanarratives
9. The Argumentative Turn: Policy Analysis as Discursive Practice
Deliberative Governance
10. Citizens and Experts: Democratizing Policy Deliberations
11. The Deliberative Policy Analyst: Theoretical Issues and Practical Challenges

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