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Realizing instruments: performativity in emissions trading and citizen panels

Voß, Jan-Peter

Instruments of governance are widely discussed in the policy and governance literature (see reviews in Lascoumes/Le Galès 2007; Howlett 2011). This research distinguishes between the various types of instruments, seeks to explain their effects, and is concerned with processes of choosing and implementing them. Articulating governance in terms of instruments has been a major concern of political science since World War II, following Harold Lasswell’s call for a ‘policy science’ (Lerner/Lasswell 1951) and leading to the establishment of ‘policy analysis’ as a research orientation and professional practice.
Published in: Knowing governance : the epistemic construction of political order, 10.1057/9781137514509_6, Palgrave Macmillan