Women, Policy and Politics: The Construction of Policy Problems / Edition 1

Women, Policy and Politics: The Construction of Policy Problems / Edition 1

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by Carol Lee Bacchi
     
 

This book offers a powerful new approach to policy studies. Drawing on recent perspectives from social constructionism, discourse analysis, the sociology of social problems and feminism, Carol Bacchi develops a step-by-step analytical tool for deconstructing policy problems. Her 'What's the Problem?' approach encourages students to reflect critically upon the ways in… See more details below

Overview

This book offers a powerful new approach to policy studies. Drawing on recent perspectives from social constructionism, discourse analysis, the sociology of social problems and feminism, Carol Bacchi develops a step-by-step analytical tool for deconstructing policy problems. Her 'What's the Problem?' approach encourages students to reflect critically upon the ways in which policy problems get constructed within policy debates and policy proposals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761956754
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/13/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Lee Bacchi is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide. Her publications include The Politics of Affirmative Action: 'Women', Equality and Category Politics (Sage, 1996), and Same Difference: Feminism and Sexual Difference (Allen & Unwin, 1990)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Taking Problems Apart
PART ONE: WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? AN APPROACH TO POLICY
Preamble
Policy Studies
Traditional Approaches
Rethinking Policy Studies
Rethinking 'Social Problems'
PART TWO: THE PROBLEM OF WOMEN'S INEQUALITY
Preamble
Pay Equity
On Whose Terms?
Discrimination
Who Is Responsible?
Education Policy
Access or Transformation?
Child Care Policy
Who Gains?
Abortion
Whose Right?
Domestic Violence
Battered Women or Violent Men?
Sexual Harassment
What Is Sexual about It?
Conclusion
The Politics of Policy Studies

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