How to use critical discourse analysis for policy analysis: a guideline for policymakers and other professionals





This tool aims to explain how critical discourse analysis (CDA) can be used to analyse policy texts, based on the example of ways in which we have employed CDA in recent academic papers. In these papers, using CDA has represented a process of learning by doing and we have tried to distil this process for others. We have adapted the methodology developed by Fairclough, making it more accessible for a non-specialist audience by improving the clarity of the language and describing the four phases of the methodology in more detail.



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