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ERIC Number: EJ1132985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Documents, Practices and Policy
Freeman, Richard; Maybin, Jo
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v7 n2 p155-170 May 2011
What are the practices of policy making? In this paper, we seek to identify and understand them by attending to one of the principal artefacts--the document--through which they are organised. We review the different ways in which researchers have understood documents and their function in public policy, endorsing a focus on content but noting that the processes by which documents are produced and used have been left largely unexamined. We specify our understanding of the document as an artefact, exploring aspects of its materiality in both paper and electronic forms. The key characteristic of the policy document, we suggest, is the way it is produced and used collectively, in groups.
Policy Press. University of Bristol, 1-9 Old Park Hill, Bristol BS2 8BB, UK. Tel: +44-117-954-5940; e-mail: pp-info@policypress.co.uk; Web site: https://policypress.co.uk/journals/evidence-and-policy
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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