Women, Policy and Politics: The Construction of Policy Problems

Author: Bacchi, Carol Lee,Lee Bacchi, Carol
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Category: Social Issues & Processes, Feminism & Feminist Theory, Gender Studies, Gender Groups, Gender Studies: Women, Social Welfare & Social Services, Social Work, Public Administration, Central Government Policies, Civil Rights & Citizenship
Book Format: Paperback

This book offers a powerful new approach to policy studies. Drawing on recent perspectives from social constructionism, discourse analysis, the sociology of social problems and feminism, Carol Bacchi develops a step-by-step analytical tool for deconstructing policy problems. Her 'What's the Problem?' approach encourages students to reflect critically upon the ways in which policy problems get constructed within policy debates and policy proposals.

Table Of Contents
Introduction

Taking Problems Apart

PART ONE: WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? AN APPROACH TO POLICY

Preamble

Policy Studies

Traditional Approaches

Rethinking Policy Studies

Rethinking `Social Problems'

PART TWO: THE PROBLEM OF WOMEN'S INEQUALITY

Preamble

Pay Equity

On Whose Terms?

Discrimination

Who Is Responsible?

Education Policy

Access or Transformation?

Child Care Policy

Who Gains?

Abortion

Whose Right?

Domestic Violence

Battered Women or Violent Men?

Sexual Harassment

What Is Sexual about It?

Conclusion

The Politics of Policy Studies
About Carol Lee Bacchi
Carol Lee Bacchi is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide. Her publications include The Politics of Affirmative Action: 'Women', Equality and Category Politics (Sage, 1996), and Same Difference: Feminism and Sexual Difference (Allen & Unwin, 1990)

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Artist / Author Bacchi, Carol Lee, Lee Bacchi, Carol
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