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11th Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference

Interpretive Policy Analysis 11th International Conference

When: 5-7th July 2016

Where: Hull (UK)

Organisation: University of Hull


Interpretive policy analysis engenders and embraces research which extends across the social sciences and which is applied to a vast range of policy topics. The common interest of interpretive approaches to policy analysis is the recognition of the importance of discourse, meaning making, interpretation and the performance of social practices both in devising and in enacting policy.

Though the conference did not hold to a specific theme this year, the keynote speakers each discussed energy, social practices and climate change from their respective perspectives.

Keynote speakers

Isabela Fairclough and Norman Fairclough
Elizabeth Shove


Michael Farrelly
Lucy Mayblin
Jane Mulderrig
Alolo Mutaka