• Kristof Van AsscheEmail author
  • Raoul Beunen
  • Martijn Duineveld
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Understanding change has become one of the most important challenges for contemporary governance and its theories. The global economic crisis has shown that researchers and practitioners in many different fields and disciplines face great difficulties in understanding and explaining unexpected events and changes in our society. An insufficient grasp of the different mechanisms that drive the evolution of governance, a partial and often ideological view of the interplay between these mechanisms sustain this void of knowledge and expertise.


Formal Institution Environmental Justice Informal Institution Social Engineering Representative Democracy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristof Van Assche
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raoul Beunen
    • 1
  • Martijn Duineveld
    • 2
  1. 1.Strategic CommunicationWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Cultural GeographyWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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