Evolution of governance or genealogy of power?

G. Dix

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This chapter focuses on the analytical and normative levels of Evolutionary Governance Theory. The theorietcail framework will be contrasted with the genealogies of power written by French historian and philosopher Michel Foucault. Two issues are discussed. First the tension between what is considered as necessary and what contingent. Secondly it will elaborate on normative dimension that underlies a focus on contingency in the explicit attempt to turn what is not presently conceived of as problematic into something we might wish to reconsider.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolutionary Governance Theory: Theory and Applications
EditorsRaoel Beunen, Kristof van Assche, Martijn Duineveld
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-12274-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12273-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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