Publication
Title
Talk as action: exploring discursive dimensions of welfare state reform
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Abstract
In many New Public Management reforms a direct and causal one-to-one relationship is assumed between reform and better performance. This article challenges this assumption by specifying reform as ndependent variable. Looking at reform in two comparable welfare states, Belgium and The Netherlands, the discursive aspects of such reform are explored. Reform can be differentiated into reform action and reform talk. Next to measures (action) discourse (talk) seems to be an innate characteristic of reform that may fundamentally help shaping reform results.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Der moderne Staat : Zeitschrift für Public Policy, Recht und Management. - Leverkusen
Publication
Leverkusen : Budrich, 2010
ISSN
1865-7192
Volume/pages
2(2010), p. 377-392
UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 23.12.2016
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