Title
Stille ideologie in beleid en bestuur
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
's-Gravenhage ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Bestuurskunde. - 's-Gravenhage, 1992, currens
Volume/pages
22(2013) :2 , p. 3-12
ISSN
0927-3387
vabb
c:vabb:373040
Carrier
E
Target language
Dutch (dut)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Political and policy decisions are often presented as neutral choices. Yet, seemingly neutral and widely accepted views are ideologically embedded in a vision on how society should look and what role citizens have to play. These ideologies, we argue, remain silent. In this special issue, we discuss the value and risks of silent ideologies. While silent ideologies may be functional in some cases, there are also risks. The various contributions show that there is a risk of criticism, new ideas and innovative solutions being removed from the political debate. Also, silent ideologies may conceal conflicting interests of citizens and the state, which may exclude the irresponsible citizen from the public domain. We argue that public officials and civil servants should take up a role in addressing silent ideologies and their workings.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/bd9225/d5d8827.pdf
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