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Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Frank Fischer


In recent years a set of new ‘postempiricist’ approaches to public policy, drawing on discursive analysis and participatory deliberative practices, have come to challenge the dominant technocratic, empiricist models in policy analysis. In this book, Frank Fischer brings together this work for the first time and critically examines its implications for the field of public policy studies. He describes the theoretical, methodological and political dimensions of this emerging approach to policy research. The book includes a discussion of the social construction of policy problems, the role of inte ... More

Keywords: deliberative governance, deliberative practices, discursive analysis, discursive politics, participatory deliberative practices, narrative policy analysis, participatory policy analysis, policy argumentation, policy inquiry, policy problems, policy research, postempiricist approaches, public policy, social reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019924264X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Fischer, author
Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
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