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What is decentred analysis?

What is decentred analysis?
What is decentred analysis?
This chapter provides a brief history of narrative policy analysis in political science, especially in the study of public administration and public policy. It outlines the specific interpretive approach developed by Mark Bevir an R. A. W. Rhodes. It explains what we mean by ‘decentring’ and unpacks the ethnographic toolkit we employ. It provides brief, descriptive summaries of the individual chapters, and explains how each relates to the overall themes of the book. Finally, it discusses the pros and cons of a decentred approach. It concludes that the decentred analysis is edifying because it offers a novel alliance of interpretive theory with an ethnographic toolkit to explore policymaking and policy analysis from the bottom-up. It contributes to both the analysis of the policy process and analysis for the policy process.
Interpretive theory, policy analysis, Narratives, ethnographic method
1-21
Palgrave Macmillan
Rhodes, R.A.W.
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Rhodes, R.A.W.
Rhodes, R.A.W.
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Rhodes, R.A.W.

Rhodes, R.A.W. (2018) What is decentred analysis? In, Rhodes, R.A.W. (ed.) Narrative Policy Aanalysis: Cases in decentred policy. (Understanding Governance) London. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-21.

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This chapter provides a brief history of narrative policy analysis in political science, especially in the study of public administration and public policy. It outlines the specific interpretive approach developed by Mark Bevir an R. A. W. Rhodes. It explains what we mean by ‘decentring’ and unpacks the ethnographic toolkit we employ. It provides brief, descriptive summaries of the individual chapters, and explains how each relates to the overall themes of the book. Finally, it discusses the pros and cons of a decentred approach. It concludes that the decentred analysis is edifying because it offers a novel alliance of interpretive theory with an ethnographic toolkit to explore policymaking and policy analysis from the bottom-up. It contributes to both the analysis of the policy process and analysis for the policy process.

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Published date: June 2018
Keywords: Interpretive theory, policy analysis, Narratives, ethnographic method

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Local EPrints ID: 422365
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/422365
PURE UUID: ed489b4d-1a75-4886-8843-453e478b990e
ORCID for R.A.W. Rhodes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1886-2392

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Date deposited: 23 Jul 2018 16:30
Last modified: 06 Aug 2022 01:44

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Author: R.A.W. Rhodes ORCID iD
Editor: R.A.W. Rhodes

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