Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy, and the Public Sphere

  • Editors
  • Umut Korkut
  • Kesi Mahendran
  • Gregg Bucken-Knapp
  • Robert Henry Cox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction Discursive Governance: Operationalization and Applications

    1. Umut Korkut, Kesi Mahendran, Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Robert Henry Cox
      Pages 1-11
  3. Political Parties. How Do the Political Parties Use/Generate Discourses and Representations?

  4. Implementing Policy: Discursive Interpretation of Policy by Political and Social Actors

  5. Public Sphere: The Resonance and Resistance of Discourses and Representations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-235

About this book


This book studies the dynamics of political discourse in governance processes. It demonstrates the process in which political discourses become normative mechanisms, first marking socially constructed realities in politics, second playing a role in delineating the subsequent policy frames, and third influencing the public sphere.


Discursive Studies Public Policy Social Representation Political Psychology European Union Gender Migration Policy Reform Welfare Europe South Africa LGBT rights budget citizenship desegregation European Union (EU) family policy feminism gender Germany Governance Government migration Policy politics violence

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