On recursive policy envelopes and exposure management: the mysterious survival of a governmental guideline. Markussen, R. A. and Wackers, G. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 11(3):439--458, August, 2015.
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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 suggest 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.
@article{markussen_recursive_2015,
	title = {On recursive policy envelopes and exposure management: the mysterious survival of a governmental guideline},
	volume = {11},
	shorttitle = {On recursive policy envelopes and exposure management},
	doi = {10.1332/174426415X14381793821036},
	abstract = {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 suggest 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.},
	number = {3},
	journal = {Evidence \& Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice},
	author = {Markussen, Rolf Andreas and Wackers, Ger},
	month = aug,
	year = {2015},
	keywords = {Document Agency, Exposure Management, Guidelines, Recursive Policy Envelopes},
	pages = {439--458}
}
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