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Private Interests and Problem Frames in Social Policy Reform: A Corpus-Assisted Critical Discourse Analytical Study

Meagher, Gabrielle; Wilkins, David


This paper has two aims: to contribute to understanding of the role that private providers in social care markets play in social policy-making, and to present a method that enables systematic identification of themes in large bodies of policy-relevant digitized documents. We pursue these aims through corpus-assisted analysis of submissions by providers (nonprofit, for-profit and professional) to an Australian inquiry into aged care policy in 2010-11. We show how quantitative methods from corpus...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines
Access Rights: Open Access


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