Critical theory, public policy, and planning practice: toward a critical pragmatism

By: Forester, John
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Albany State University of New York Press 1993Description: xi, 214 p. With IndexISBN: 9780791414469Subject(s): Policy sciences | PragmatismDDC classification: 320.6 Summary: Too often attacked as hopelessly abstract, contemporary critical social theory can help us to understand both public policy and its analysis. In this book, John Forester shows how policy analysis, planning, and public administration are thoroughly political communicative practices that subtly and selectively organize public attention. Drawing from Jurgen Habermas's critical communications theory of society, Forester shows how policy developments alter the social infrastructure of society. He provides a clear introduction to critical social theory at the same time that he clarifies the practical and political challenges facing public policy analysts, public managers, and planners working in many fields. http://www.sunypress.edu/p-1603-critical-theory-public-policy-a.aspx
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Too often attacked as hopelessly abstract, contemporary critical social theory can help us to understand both public policy and its analysis. In this book, John Forester shows how policy analysis, planning, and public administration are thoroughly political communicative practices that subtly and selectively organize public attention. Drawing from Jurgen Habermas's critical communications theory of society, Forester shows how policy developments alter the social infrastructure of society. He provides a clear introduction to critical social theory at the same time that he clarifies the practical and political challenges facing public policy analysts, public managers, and planners working in many fields.

http://www.sunypress.edu/p-1603-critical-theory-public-policy-a.aspx

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