Governance Paths and Reality Effects

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


In this chapter we investigate the reality effects of discourses in governance and discourses codified in policy. We distinguish between performance and performativity and acknowledge the importance of the discursive context. Next we discuss the performance and performativity exemplified by two special types of narratives, those claiming success and failure. The impact of narratives of success and failure on governance paths is examined.


Reality Effect Success Story Governance Arrangement Policy Narrative Substantive Goal 
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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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