Reading Development Policy and Policy Analysis: On Framing, Naming, Numbering and Coding1

@article{Apthorpe1996ReadingDP,
  title={Reading Development Policy and Policy Analysis: On Framing, Naming, Numbering and Coding1},
  author={R. Apthorpe},
  journal={The European Journal of Development Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={8},
  pages={16-35}
}
  • R. Apthorpe
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • The European Journal of Development Research
Reducing policy to writing, then expanding again through reading, are constitutive as well as interpretative acts. The focus of this study is on ‘emancipatory reading’ of development policy writing, which deserves its own place in the spectrum of methods of analysis in development policy studies. Particular attention is paid to discourse analysis of development policy's discursive activities. Singled out are the increasingly recognised stalwarts ‘framing’ and ‘naming'; in addition ‘numbering… Expand
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