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Knowledge in policy: embodied, inscribed, enacted

Knowledge in policy: embodied, inscribed, enacted

Freeman, Richard, 1943-, editor; Sturdy, Steve, editor

The novel theoretical framework offered in this book presents a radical reconception of the place of knowledge in contemporary policy making in Europe. This important collection presents a radical reconception of the place of knowledge in contemporary policymaking in Europe, based not on assumptions about evidence, expertise or experience but on the different forms that knowledge takes. Knowledge is embodied in people, inscribed in documents and instruments, and enacted in specific circumstances. Empirical case studies of health and education policy in different national and international contexts demonstrate the essential interdependence of different forms and phases of knowledge. They illustrate the ways in which knowledge is mobilised and resisted, and draw attention to key problems in the processing and transformation of knowledge in policy work. This novel theoretical framework offers real benefits for policymakers, academics in public policy, public administration, management studies, sociology, education, public health and social work, and those with a practical interest in education and health and related fields of public policy

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Published Bristol: Policy Press, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Richard Freeman and Steve Sturdy
ISBN: 1447310004, 9781447310006
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Society.; Education; Sociology; Society & culture: general; Knowledge management.; Politics & government; Public administration; Central / national / federal government policies; Social policy.; Europe
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781447309987