Essential articles and books for capturing the key debates in critical policy studies
The following articles and books are essential to capture the key debates in critical policy studies.
An, S., T. Chubarova, B. Deacon and P.Stubbs (eds.). 2019. Social Policy, Poverty and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Ibidem books.
Bevir, Mark, and R.A.W Rhodes. 2000. Interpretive Theory. (Direct Download) Chapter in David Marsh and Gerry Stoker (eds.), Theories and Methods in Political Science. London, Macmillan.
Boossabong, Piyapong & Chamchong, Pobsook. 2021. Public policy in the face of post-truth politics and the role of deliberation. Journal of Critical Policy Studies. 15(1): 107-124.
Boossabong, Piyapong & Chamchong, Pobsook. 2021. Contesting Forms of Knowledge in Policy Deliberation: Lessons from Disaster Coping Policies in Thailand. Journal of Deliberative Democracy, 17(1): 28-37.
Carstensen, Martin and Schmidt, Vivien A. 2016. “Power through, over and in ideas: Conceptualizing ideational power in discursive institutionalism,” Journal of European Public Policy vol. 23, no. 3: 318-337, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13501763.2015.1115534
Coule, T.M, J. Dodge, and A. Eikenberry. 2020. Toward a Typology of Critical Nonprofit Studies: A Literature Review. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764020919807
Dodge, Jennifer, and Tamara Metze. 2016. Dynamic Discourse Coalitions on hydro-fracking in Europe and the United States. Environmental Communication. 10 (3): 365-379. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2015.1133437
Durnová A. 2019. Unpacking emotional contexts of post-truth, Critical Policy Studies, 13(4): 447-450.
Durnová, A. 2018. Understanding Emotions in Policy Studies through Foucault and Deleuze, Politics & Governance, Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 95–102.
Durnová, A. Czech Post-communist Trouble with Participatory Governance. Toward an Analysis of the Cultural Agency of Policy Discourses. Policy Studies, online first.
Fischer, Frank, Doug Torgerson, Anna Durnova, and Michael Orsini, eds. 2015. Handbook of Critical Policy Studies, Edward Elgar, 2015.
Fischer, Frank. 1999. Evaluating Public Policy. Chicago: Nelson-Hall.
Fischer, Frank. 2003. Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Fischer, Frank. 2020. The Risk of Progressive Reversal. Great Transition Initiative: Toward a Transformative Vision and Praxis.
Fording, Richard C. and Sanford F. Schram. 2020. Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics. Oxford University Press.
Hajer, Maarten A. 1995. The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process. Oxford University Press.
Hajer, Maarten A. 2004. Discourse Analysis and the Study of Policy Making. European Political Science. 2 (1): 61-65.
Miller, Hugh T. 2020. Narrative Politics in Public Policy: Legalizing Cannabis. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Miller, Hugh T. 2020. Policy Narratives: The Perlocutionary Agents of Political Discourse. Critical Policy Studies Open access for first 50 downloads.
Plehwe, Dieter. 2011. Transnational discourse coalitions and monetary policy: Argentina and the limited powers of the ‘Washington Consensus’, Critical Policy Studies, 5:2, 127-148, DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2011.576521
Plehwe, Dieter. 2014. Think tank networks and the knowledge–interest nexus: the case of climate change, Critical Policy Studies, 8:1, 101-115, DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2014.883859
Schmidt, Vivien A. 2008. “Discursive Institutionalism: The Explanatory Power of Ideas and Discourse,” Annual Review of Political Science vol. 11 (2008): 303-26. https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.polisci.11.060606.135342
Schmidt, Vivien A. 2020. “Interpretivism in Motion: Discursive Institutionalism as the Fourth ‘New’ Institutionalism.” Chapter for Interpreting Politics: Embedded Knowledge, India, and the Rudolph Legacy eds. John Echeverri-Gent and Sadiq Kamal. New Delhi: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
Stubbs, P. 2019. Towards a Political Economy of Welfare in Croatia. Economic Annals 64; 105-136
Stubbs, P. and D. Vidovoic. 2017. Social Enterprise in Transition. Društvena istraživanja 26(2); 143-163
Yanow, Dvora and Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, eds. 2014. Interpretation and method: Empirical research methods and the interpretive turn. Second Edition. New York: M.E. Sharpe.
Yanow, Dvora. Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis. Sage 2000.
Zittoun, Philippe and Chailleux Sébastien. 2022. The Politics of Meaning Struggles: Shale Gas Policy Under Pressure in France. Elgar
Zittoun, Philippe, Frank Fischer and Niikos Zahariadis. 2021. The Political Formulation of Policy Solutions: Arguments, Arenas and Coalitions. Policy Press.
Apart from these works, it is worth reading the open-access articles published in Critical Policy Studies journal which can be found here.