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The Discursive Turn in Policy Analysis and the Validation of Policy Stories

Prior, Lindsay, Hughes, David, Peckham, Stephen (2012) The Discursive Turn in Policy Analysis and the Validation of Policy Stories. Journal of Social Policy, 41 (2). pp. 271-289. ISSN 0047-2794. (doi:10.1017/S0047279411000821) (KAR id:29795)

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the language of policy documents in the field of health

analysis. The substantive focus is on a comparative study of UK health policy documents (N =

Wales and Northern Ireland during the period 2000–09. Following the identification of some

with features of semantic and network analysis can be used to unravel the basic elements of

strengths (and weaknesses) of any given analysis – with regard to claims concerning, say, the

the different components of any one story might fit together, and to get a sense of what has been

and validity of interpretations that have been placed upon the data.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0047279411000821
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 08:22 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29795 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Peckham, Stephen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7002-2614
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