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Author Miller, Hugh T. (Hugh Theodore), 1953-
Title Postmodern public policy / Hugh T. Miller.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2002]

Author Miller, Hugh T. (Hugh Theodore), 1953-
Series SUNY series in public policy
SUNY series in public policy.
Subject Political planning -- United States.
Postmodernism -- Political aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 116 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-112) and index.
Summary The principle of the universal applicability of rules and laws that has held sway in Western civilization since the French Revolution, according to Miller (public administration, Florida Atlantic U.) does nothing more than rule a situation and insist on a conformance that distances us from the legal-rational democracy to which it gives rise. Applying the insights of postmodern philosophy to public policy, he contends, can bring back context and history to a bottom-up policy discourse that privileges experience, local knowledge, and local constituencies. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 System and its Nemesis -- Encroachments -- Hyperrationality -- Ch. 2 Mutation of Meaning -- Some Examples of the Disconnect -- Instability of Language -- Ch. 3 Idea Contagion -- Memetics -- Memetics and Postmodernism -- Prospects for Rational Sorting -- Ch. 4 Contextualism -- Situation and Intentionality -- Practical Discourse -- Perspective on Change -- Ch. 5 Policy Inquiry -- Epistemology as Abstract Universalism -- Facts are Word-Shaped Things -- Self-Referential Systems -- Perspectival Small t Truth -- Ch. 6 Democratic Discourse -- End of Universals? -- Monologic Discourse: An Oxymoron -- Vibrant Pluralism -- Ethos of Discourse.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585486409 (electronic bk.)
9780585486406 (electronic bk.)
0791454894 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780791454893 (hc ; alk. paper)
0791454908 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780791454909 (pb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 53917557
Additional Format Print version: Miller, Hugh T. (Hugh Theodore), 1953- Postmodern public policy. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002 0791454894 0791454908 (DLC) 2002024530 (OCoLC)49260618