The Power of Stories

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

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In this chapter we discuss a special form of discursive structure, narrative, and its effects. Metaphors and open concepts are analysed as concepts that have effects amplified in narratives. These effects can vary from closing the narrative to opening it, from linking by suggesting similarity to disconnecting by suggesting dissimilarity. Ideologies are then presented as embedding narratives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolutionary Governance Theory: An Introduction
Place of PublicationHeidelberg New York Dordrecht London
Number of pages95
ISBN (Print)9783319009841
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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