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ERIC Number: EJ1132140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
On Recursive Policy Envelopes and Exposure Management: The Mysterious Survival of a Governmental Guideline
Markussen, Rolf Andreas; Wackers, Ger
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v11 n3 p439-458 Aug 2015
Guidelines play a vital role in the governance of professional practitioners in the frontline of the welfare state towards practices based on scientific knowledge. However the viability of guidelines as a genre of governing devices is by no means self-evident. This article interrogates the somewhat mysterious survival of one particular guideline. It suggests that explanations of the guideline's survival need to take into account how these governing devices, independent of their success or failure according to the part they are set to play, are producers of logics supportive to their own existence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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