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

Hendriks, Carolyn

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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]

dc.contributor.authorHendriks, Carolyn
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:42:33Z
dc.identifier.issn1468-0491
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/24592
dc.description.abstractThis 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 sit uncomfortably alongside representative democracy's emphasis on political authorization, accountability, and responsiveness. These democratic attributes appear to be decoupled from representation in governance networks and thus need to be secured through other means.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceGovernance: an International journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions
dc.titleThe Democratic Soup: mixed meanings of political representation in governance networks
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume22
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor160609 - Political Theory and Political Philosophy
local.identifier.absfor160510 - Public Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4303234xPUB33
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHendriks, Carolyn, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage689
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage715
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-0491.2009.01459.x
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T11:09:21Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-70349490938
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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