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Cultural political economy and critical policy studies

Jessop, Bob (2010) Cultural political economy and critical policy studies. Critical Policy Studies, 3 (3-4). pp. 336-356. ISSN 1946-018X

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Abstract

This article introduces cultural political economy as a distinctive approach in the social sciences, including policy studies. The version presented here combines critical semiotic analysis and critical political economy. It grounds its approach to both in the practical necessities of complexity reduction and the role of meaning-making and structuration in turning unstructured into structured complexity as a basis for ‘going on’ in the world. It explores both semiosis and structuration in terms of the evolutionary mechanisms of variation, selection, and retention and, in this context, also highlights the role of specific forms of agency and specific technologies. These general propositions are illustrated from ‘economic imaginaries’ (other types of imaginary could have been examined) and their relevance to economic policy. Brief comments on crisis-interpretation and crisis-management give this example some substance. The conclusion notes some implications for research in critical policy studies.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Critical Policy Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural political economy ; policy studies ; semiosis ; green new deal ; critical realism ; complexity ; crisis ; crisis-management ; cultural turn ; cultural political economy ; finance-led accumulation ; Green New Deal ; neo-liberalism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 55160
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2012 11:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 20:35
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55160

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