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.
Series: European Association of Social Anthropologists
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 31st July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.48
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1