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The Democratic Soup: mixed meanings of political representation in governance networks

Hendriks, Carolyn


This article explores how political representation is enacted in governance networks, where interdependent actors from government, business, and civil society coproduce public policy. A combined dramaturgical and discourse analysis considers how representation is staged, performed, and articulated in a case study of recent Dutch energy reforms. The findings suggest that networks produce a kind of "democratic soup" where actors and institutions enact alternative meanings of representation that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Governance: an International journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0491.2009.01459.x


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