Chapter 1: Introduction to the Handbook on Critical Political Economy and Public Policy
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The chapter introduces the theme of the Handbook by highlighting political economy as an analytical perspective and explaining what is meant by critical political economy and how it contributes to a better understanding of public policy. The remainder of the chapter provides an overview of the handbook's diverse contributions.

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