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[Commlist] New Publication: Critical Policy Discourse Analysis

Fri Jan 31 18:16:24 GMT 2020

*New Publication: Critical Policy Discourse Analysis*

All information about the book */Critical Policy Discourse
Analysis/* edited by *Nicolina Montessano Montessori*, *Michael Farelli* and
*Jane Mulderrig* can be found here: [1] .

.... Summary

Critical Policy Discourse Analysis bridges the literature on critical
discourse analysis (CDA) and critical policy analysis to provide a practical
guide on how to combine these major approaches to critical social science.
The volume gives a clear introduction to concepts and analytical procedures
for critical policy discourse analysis. Utilising ten international case
studies, the authors explain and critically reflect upon the methods and
theories that they have used to successfully integrate CDA with critical
policy studies across a diverse range of policy issues.
Case studies are used to explore issues in economics, health, education,
crisis management, the environment, language and energy policy. Analysing
these through discursive methodological approaches in the traditions of CDA,
social semiotics and discourse theory, this book connects this discursive
methodology systematically to the field of critical policy studies.
This is an essential read for researchers wishing to practically combine
methods of CDA with critical policy studies. It provides key insights for
politics scholars looking to gain a more in-depth understanding of the impact
and analysis of discourse.

.... *Critical acclaim*:

‘Finally, a very timely and useful volume which addresses scholars and
graduate students in the Social Sciences, and – importantly – also policy
makers as well as practitioners. The chapters illustrate how systematic
interdisciplinary, in-depth textual analysis of policy documents, on the one
hand, and of debates about policies, on the other, allow for an understanding
and explanation of the complexity of policy processes and procedures in
innovative ways.’
– Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University, UK
‘By bringing together, in a highly innovative and informative way,
up-to-date theory, detailed methodological guidance and well-documented
empirical examples, Critical Policy Discourse Analysis is now the go-to book
for everyone interested in the contribution of critical discourse analysis to policy studies. The book captures the enormous theoretical and methodological progress CDA has made over the last decade. It convincingly demonstrates that
CDA should be part of the standard repertoire of policy analysis and a core
topic of every policy studies curriculum.’
– Hendrik Wagenaar, King’s College London, UK and The University of
Canberra, Australia
‘An exciting, important and, above all, extremely useful collection of
essays, offering excellent and practical guidance on how to conduct critical
policy discourse analysis. Timely and highly recommended.’
– Colin Hay, Sciences Po, France

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