Thesis / Dissertation

Motherhood Statements: A discursive institutionalist analysis of the implementation of breastfeeding policy in Victoria

Elizabeth Chloe Duncan, Janine O'Flynn (ed.)

Published : 2018


This thesis investigates the role of discourse in policy implementation in policymaking contexts characterised by few formal policy institutions. It does this by analysing the case study of the implementation of breastfeeding policy in the state of Victoria, using a discursive institutionalist framework specifically adapted for understanding policy implementation. Data about the case study was gathered through review of a corpus of breastfeeding policy documents and through semi-structured interviews with 19 key implementers of breastfeeding policy. The interview data was processed using a mixed deductive inductive coding approach based on grounded theory. The data was analysed through the ..

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