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dc.contributor.authorHowarth, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorGlynos,Jasonen
dc.contributor.authorGriggs, Stevenen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-03T10:58:31Z
dc.date.available2017-04-03T10:58:31Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-12
dc.identifier.citationHowarth, D., Glynos, J. and Griggs, S. (2016) Discourse, Explanation and Critique. Critical Policy Studies, 10 (1), pp. 99-104en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/13988
dc.description.abstractIt is often alleged that post-structuralist discourse theory suffers from a methodological and a normative deficit, making it unable to either explain or criticize and evaluate the policy practices and regimes it investigates. We challenge such claims, arguing instead that post-structuralist discourse theory is both explanatory and critical. We begin by providing a quick sketch of how the ontological assumptions of post-structuralist discourse theory translate into a novel approach to policy studies, one which foregrounds the critical evaluation of policies and practices in order to explore underlying issues of power and ideology. We then discuss what we term to be the critical dimension of critical explanation. Here we foreground in our discussion how the assumption of radical contingency, the articulation of social, political and fantasmatic logics, and a novel perspective on ethical critique and normative evaluation can offer policy researchers the opportunity to go beyond the strategy of simply inverting existing hierarchies and binary oppositions to project more positive ontopolitical presumptions.en
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.subjectpost-structuralismen
dc.subjectlogicsen
dc.subjectdiscourseen
dc.subjectcritqueen
dc.titleDiscourse, Explanation and Critiqueen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2015.1131618
dc.researchgroupCentre for Urban Research on Austerityen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
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dc.date.acceptance2015-11-25en
dc.researchinstituteLocal Governance Research Centre (LGRC)en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)en


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