The Power of Stories

  • Kristof Van  AsscheEmail author
  • Raoul Beunen
  • Martijn Duineveld
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


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.


Green Roof Open Concept Interpretive Scheme Creative Economy Discourse Coalition 
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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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