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Making policy move: Towards a politics of translation and assemblage

John Clarke, Dave Bainton, Noémi Lendvai, and Paul Stubbs


Responding to the increasing interest in the movement of policies between places, sites and settings, this timely book presents a critical alternative to approaches centred on ideas of policy transfer, dissemination or learning. Written by the key people in the field, it argues that treating policy as an active process of ‘translation’, in which policies are interpreted, inflected and re-worked as they change location, is of critical importance for studying policy. The book provides an exciting and accessible analytical and methodological foundation for studying policy in this way and will be ... More

Keywords: policy, social policy, education policy, translation, assemblage, articulation, policy otherwise, globalisation, development, contact zone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447313366
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Clarke, author
Open University

Dave Bainton, author
University of London

Noémi Lendvai, author
University of Chichester