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Title: Governance and the centrality of failure: a comedy of errors
Author(s): Watson, Catherine
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Citation: Watson C Governance and the centrality of failure: a comedy of errors. University of Stirling. Comedy and social science: New directions in sociology, 1. Stirling.
Keywords: Comic frame
humorous discourse
Open Method of Coordination
unanticipated consequence
Date Deposited: 20-Aug-2019
Publisher: University of Stirling
Series/Report no.: Comedy and social science: New directions in sociology, 1
Abstract: Governance, and particularly what is widely referred to as ‘new’ governance, is currently a hot topic in social research. New governance is widely understood to be a response to the failures of both top down ‘command and control’ and unregulated markets, and the growing complexity, fragmentation and dynamic nature of society. Yet alternative forms of governance are themselves subject to failure. Despite this, failure has aroused little sustained interest among social scientists. This paper attempts to remedy this situation and proposes an alternative approach located within a comic frame which views failure arising in misrecognition.
Type: Research Report
Rights: Author retains copyright
Affiliation: Education
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