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La fabrique pragmatique des politiques publiques

Abstract : This article highlights the main principles, concepts and hypothesis for a pragmatic approach on public policy. Inspired by the pragmatic philosophy of Peirce, James and Dewey in the begining of the 20’s, by the linguistic turn in philosophy in the 1970’s and by the French pragmatic sociology of Boltanski and Latour, this new perspective emphasizes the concrete description of policymakers’ activities. It allows to focus precisely on the empirical phenomena and not put a large part of these activities in darkness by using some casual theories generally macro. Taking seriously the discursive and cognitive abilities of actors, it suggests to follow the career of policy proposals by focusing on the definitional, argumentative and conflictual strategies that they lead in games of language, of enrollment and of power in which they are engaged. Based on qualitative method, this comprehensive approach attaches great importance on actors configuring the constraints and opportunities during their interactions in the decision making process.
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Philippe  Zittoun. La fabrique pragmatique des politiques publiques. Anthropologie et développement, APAD 2017, pp.65-89. ⟨10.4000/anthropodev.543⟩. ⟨halshs-02127906⟩

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