Governance in the making

The innovation in governance research group is a network of researchers who study governance in terms of how collective orders are (re)configured in intertwined processes of knowing and doing.

The focus is on the practical work of articulating and maintaining collective knowledges and  agencies, facts and norms, epistemic and political authority, or science and politics. How do practices of representing objective reality and collective will contribute to the making and shaping of collective order?


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Innovating public participation methods

In the 1970s, new social movements have demanded political participation beyond liberal-representative forms of democracy. Since then, efforts are made to provide procedures for rendering public engagement constructive and legitimate. Public participation methods took shape as a field of innovation. Planning cell, citizens jury, consensus conference were early success models, closely linked with dedicated expert industries and an emerging science and technology of participation. A paper just published online first in Social Studies of Science analyses the pattern and dynamics of this innovation journey. It is the first paper of a planned special issue on

December 2015: “Knowing Governance. The epistemic construction of political order” – new book published

What does it do to the world to know it? What does it do to governance and politics to know them one or the other way? A collection of contributions

 

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