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Towards a Practice-Based Theory of Governance Learning and Institutionalization: A Cross-Case Analysis

  • Marta Strumińska-Kutra
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Abstract

In this chapter an overarching interpretation of the cases is presented. It departs from pre-existent theoretical perspectives of institutional change and organizational learning. These perspectives are used to make sense out of empirical material. The author searches for significant differences between the cases. Why were public officials able to critically reflect on their practices and eventually change the way of governing in some cases, and failed to do so in other cases? How is it possible that in some cases governance ended up as an institution reduced to a quasi opinion survey, or even worse, lead to discrediting of participatory approaches, while in other cases governance was institutionalized in the form of a relatively large infrastructure of institutions enabling public engagement in various decision-making processes?

Keywords

Reflextive practitioner Learning Governance void Institutional entrepreneurship Leadership Surprise 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Strumińska-Kutra
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  1. 1.Kozminski UniversityWarsawPoland
  2. 2.VID Specialized UniversityOsloNorway

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