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    The discursive politics of marketization in home care policy implementation in Ireland


    Cullen, Pauline (2019) The discursive politics of marketization in home care policy implementation in Ireland. Policy and Society, 38 (4). pp. 606-625. ISSN 1449-4035

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    Abstract

    Ideational and gender discursive approaches are used to examine how implementing actors discursively engage with processes of marketization within home care policy in Ireland. Front line service providers, including private actors, non-profits and migrant care workers’ problem representations, solutions and underlying assumptions about what a care market is and should be offer insights into how practical experiences of market mechanisms are perceived to shape policy implementation. A focus on how implementing actors mobilize discursively on home care underlines how implementation should be viewed as a process that continues to be negotiated, often contested or even resisted, as it is implemented. Implementing actors’ legitimize, contest and adapt to the marketization of home care in divergent and overlapping ways as discursive agents that mediate between policy design and implementation reproducing in turn gendered and racialized ideas about care and care work.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Cite as: Pauline Cullen (2019) The discursive politics of marketization in home care policy implementation in Ireland, Policy and Society, 38:4, 606-625, DOI: 10.1080/14494035.2019.1622274
    Keywords: Home care; policy implementation; Ireland; marketization; discourse; gender equality
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 14900
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14494035.2019.1622274
    Depositing User: Dr. Pauline Cullen
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 15:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Policy and Society
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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