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Anthropology of Policy : Perspectives on Governance and Power - Cris Shore

Anthropology of Policy

Perspectives on Governance and Power

By: Cris Shore (Editor), Susan Wright (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780415132206
Number Of Pages: 312

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IAnthropology of Policy argues that policy has become an increasingly central organizing principle in contemporary societies, shaping the way we live, act and think. This book shows how anthropological approaches to policy can provide insights into a range of contemporary issues, from equal opportunities to health care, from AIDS to housing policies. Despite the importance of policy as a key institution of modern society, it remains curiously under-theorized and lacking in critical analysis.
In questioning and explaining policy's language and its links with power, the contributors challenge the accepted notion of policy as rational and progressively linear and pave the way for further research.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Referencesp. 36
p. 41
Referencesp. 57
p. 105
Referencesp. 162
p. 193
Referencesp. 216
Referencesp. 256
Epiloguep. 259
Referencesp. 278
Indexp. 282
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ISBN: 9780415132206
ISBN-10: 0415132207
Series: European Association of Social Anthropologists
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 31st July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.48  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1