The formation of ‘policy truths’: Foucault and social policy discourse

Pickerden, Alex and Evans, Donna and Piggott, David (2015) The formation of ‘policy truths’: Foucault and social policy discourse. In: European Sociological Association Conference, 25 - 28 August 2015, Prague.

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Abstract

Discuss current approaches to policy analysis

Illustrate an alternative method for policy analysis influenced by the theoretical concepts of Michel Foucault

Briefly analyse current research which has focused upon education policy and education reform in the United Kingdom (UK)

Introduce the concept of ‘policy truths’ and explain how this idea can aid in the critique of neoliberal policies and neoliberal governmentality

Keywords:Policy, Foucauldian theory
Subjects:L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:20082
Deposited On:20 Jan 2016 15:14

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