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Geographica Helvetica
Geogr. Helv., 72, 183-195, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-72-183-2017
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03 May 2017
(Dis)Assembling policy pipelines: unpacking the work of management consultants at public meetings
Chris Hurl

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Toronto Deputations: KPMG Report (01/52)
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Through a case study of Toronto's 2011 Core Service Review, this paper sets out to examine the textually mediated practices through which policy knowledge is generated and contested. It highlights how management consultants make use of evaluative texts in lifting out ideas from other places and folding them into the policy-making process. However, while these texts are presented as a pure lens of cost savings, they are often built on tenuous connections that can be publicly disassembled.
Through a case study of Toronto's 2011 Core Service Review, this paper sets out to examine the...
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