Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447313373 Published June 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447313366 Published June 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Making Policy Move

Towards a Politics of Translation and Assemblage

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

Making Policy Move

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

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447313373 Published June 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447313366 Published June 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Responding to the increasing interest in the movement of policies between places, sites, and settings, this timely book presents an alternative to critical approaches that center on ideas of policy transfer, dissemination, or learning. With profound implications for policy studies, contributors instead treat policy’s movement as an active process of translation, in which policies are interpreted, inflected, and reworked as they change location. Mixing collectively written chapters with individual case studies of policies and practices, this book provides an exciting, accessible, and novel analytical and methodological foundation for rethinking policy studies through translation.
Contents
Introduction ~ Charles Husband
Constraint and compromise: university researchers, their relation to funders and to policymaking for a multiethnic Britain ~ Charles Husband
‘Hating to know’: government and social policy research in multicultural Australia ~ Andrew Jakubowicz
In-group identity and the challenges of ethnographic research ~ Yunis Alam
Anthros and pimps doing the God trick: researching Muslim young people ~ M.G. Khan
Reflections of a research funder ~ Emma Stone
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: linking research, policy and practice ~ Ioannis N. Dimitrakopoulos
The value of research for local authorities: a practitioner perspective ~ Stan Kidd and Tony Reeves
Review Quotes
Catherine Kingfisher, University of Lethbridge, Canada
“A marvelous achievement, brilliantly theorizing policy as translation and assemblage in order to make visible the constructions, collaborations, contestations, and contradictions that are often elided in mainstream accounts.”
Wendy Larner, University of Bristol, UK
“This remarkable conversation between four policy studies academics shows what happens as policies and practices travel across time and space. Deeply collaborative and intellectually generous, this book exemplifies how we might approach policy otherwise.”
Dvora Yanow, Wageningen University, Netherlands
“Policies clearly travel; and in today’s world, such travel crosses borders—not only geographic, but conceptual, linguistic, and cultural—thereby requiring the hard, social and political work of translation, both literally and figuratively. Making Policy Move moves policy analysis forward theoretically and analytically, making it a thought-provoking book for scholars of public policies.”
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