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Policy reconsidered: Meanings, politics and practices

Susan M. Hodgson and Zoe Irving


The idea of policy is ripe for critical reappraisal. Whilst the context for policy making changes constantly, multiple questions endure, such as how policy is conceived and why; what is taken for granted and what gets problematised; and how policy should be informed, analysed, and understood. This book identifies key topics within the policy arena and subjects them to theoretical and practical analysis. It explores the meaning and framing of policy, and examines its practice from the micro- to the supra-national levels, using illustrative case studies to demonstrate how policy is contested, sh ... More

Keywords: policy, social life, economic life, political life, policy world, policy arena

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349132
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan M. Hodgson, editor

Zoe Irving, editor

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