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Clarke, John (2019). Foreword. In: Papanastasiou, Natalie ed. The Politics of Scale in Policy: Scalecraft and Education Governance. Bristol: Policy Press, v-xii.

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Abstract

This book presents a long overdue encounter between policy studies and critical work on questions of scale (from geographers, anthropologists, political sociologists and others). Scale, as Natalie Papanastasiou argues compellingly, is central to the political and intellectual landscape of policy studies. It is present everywhere and almost always taken for granted as the terrain on which policy takes place – whether that be the role of global organisations (such as the World Bank or International Monetary Fund) in shaping policy or the local as the site of policy implementation (where the ‘front line worker’ meets the ‘service user’). Between these two levels is the apparently fixed point of the nation – the place where policy and politics meet, in the offices, corridors, debating chambers and legal drafting departments of the nation-state.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 Policy Press
ISBN: 1-4473-4385-9, 978-1-4473-4385-1
Keywords: scale; policy; politics; government; state
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 67455
Depositing User: John Clarke
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 14:05
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 04:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/67455
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