European Political Science

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 340–347

performing governance through networks

  • Maarten Hajer
  • Wytske Versteeg
Research

Abstract

Governance networks typically function in the absence of clearly defined constitutional rules. Network actors, therefore, have to develop a common understanding of the problem as well as build a basis for mutual trust. We suggest that discourse-analytical and dramaturgical concepts can be helpful instruments to analyse these dynamics of trust building in governance networks.

Keywords

governance networks institutional ambiguity discourse analysis dramaturgical analysis 

Copyright information

© European Consortium for Political Research 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maarten Hajer
    • 1
  • Wytske Versteeg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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