Governance Paths and Reality Effects

K. van Assche, R. Beunen, M. Duineveld

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In this chapter we investigate the reality effects of discourses in governance and discourses codified in policy. We distinguish between performance and performativity and acknowledge the importance of the discursive context. Next we discuss the performance and performativity exemplified by two special types of narratives, those claiming success and failure. The impact of narratives of success and failure on governance paths is examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolutionary Governance Theory: An Introduction
EditorsK. van Assche, R. Beunen, M. Duineveld
Place of PublicationHeidelberg New York Dordrecht London
Number of pages95
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Economics


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