BOOK REVIEW ESSAY: Policies on The Move

I reviewed four recent books on the translation of policies, assemblages and the growing role of ethnography in public policy and urban studies in a new review published in Environment and Planning C. These books are as follows:

Blaustein Jarrett, Speaking truths to power: Policy ethnography and police reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, 2015; 272 pp. ISBN 978-0-198-72329-5, $110 (hbk)

Clarke John, Bainton David, Lendvai Noemi, and Stubbs Paul, Making policy move: Towards a politics of translation and assemblage. Policy Press: Bristol, UK, 2015; 224 pp. ISBN 978-1-447-31336-6, $115.00 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-447-31337-3, $44.95 (pbk)

Kingfisher Catherine, A policy travelogue: Tracing welfare reform in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Canada. Berghahn Press: New York, USA and Oxford, UK, 2013; 230 pp. ISBN 978-1-782- 38005-4, $120.00/»75.00 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-785-33221-0, $29.95/»18.50 (pbk)

Peck Jamie and Theodore Nik, Fast policy: Experimental statecraft at the thresholds of neoliberalism. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis, USA and London, UK, 2015; 328 pp. ISBN 978-0-816-67730-6 $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 978-0-816-67731-3 $30.00 (pbk)

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