EGT: Evolutionary Governance Theory and Applications

  • Duineveld, Martijn (PI)
  • Beunen, Raoul (CoI)
  • Boezeman, Daan (CoI)
  • Kooij, Henk-Jan (CoI)
  • van Assche, Kristof (CoI)

Project: Staff

Project Details


Evolutionary Governance Theory (EGT) is a novel perspective on the way markets, laws and societies evolve together. It can be of use to anyone interested in development, markets, public sector reform, public administration, politics and law. Drawing on a wide range of case studies on three continents and a variety of conceptual sources, the authors have developed a theory that clarifies the nature and functioning of dependencies that mark governance evolutions. EGT delineates in an entirely new manner the spaces open for policy experiment. As such, it offers a new mapping of the middle ground between libertarianism and social engineering. Theoretically, the approach draws on a wide array of sources: institutional and development economics, social systems theories, post-structuralism, actor- network theories, planning theory and legal studies.
Effective start/end date1/01/171/03/20


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