Policy Learning and Adaptation in governance: a Co-evolutionary Perspective

Kristof Van Assche, R. Beunen, Stefan Verweij, Joshua Evans, Monica Gruezmacher*

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Abstract

This paper introduces the concepts and ideas that frame this special issue on co-evolution in governance, and their implications for policy learning and adaptation. It offers a brief overview of co-evolutionary approaches to governance and their elementary connections with systems theories, post-structuralism, institutionalism, and actor-network theory, and explores how they are connected to co-evolution in governance. Co-evolutionary approaches differ from other influential understandings of knowledge and learning in policy and governance. It furthermore presents a typology of learning in governance and systematically discusses how each type is affected by patterns of coevolution in governance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number00953997211059165
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalAdministration & Society
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • govenrance
  • learning
  • innovation
  • co-evolution
  • adaptation
  • COEVOLUTION
  • DESIGN
  • MANAGEMENT
  • POWER
  • ORGANIZATION
  • INSTITUTIONS
  • CITY KNOWLEDGE
  • DYNAMICS
  • INNOVATION SYSTEMS
  • DIFFUSION
  • governance
  • policy

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