"Contemporary Sociology and Policy Analysis" cuts across institutionalized academic divisions in so far that it introduces students to theoretical and methodological developments in sociology and social theory. It demonstrates that those developments have significance for the discipline of public policy and policy analysis. This book applies the new conceptual frameworks in sociology to the analysis of public policy. A feature of the book is that importance is attached to the exploration of connections between sociology, contemporary social theory and public policy analyisis.
Core Concerns in Social Theory
Anti-Reductionist Sociology and Policy Analysis
The Institutional Framework of Government and
The Policy Process
The ‘New Sociology’ of Public Policy; Conclusion
Doctor Roger Sibeon is the Postgraduate Courses Director in the Department of Sociology at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of many articles and texts in this area.