Putting Words into People's Mouths? Economic Culture and its Implications for Local Government
AbstractExamines analytically and through field work the forced transfer of economic and business concepts into the vocabulary of local government. Reflects on the use of discourse analysis in economic investigaton.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The Open University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics in its series Open Discussion Papers in Economics with number 9.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Dec 1995
Date of revision: Jan 1997
Publication status: Published in as 'Economic culture and quasi-markets in local government: the case of contracting for social care' in Local Government Studies Vol.23/2 pp.80-102 1997 and as 'Trading work: discourses of exchange in the economic culture of local government' in Public Policy and Administration Vol.12 No.2 1997
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