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Dubiety

  • Hugh T. MillerEmail author
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Abstract

The human condition is marked by multiple sources of ambiguity and uncertainty. A typical reaction to the resultant anxiety is to impose order through the use of narratives. However, different narratives order things differently. In public policy discourse, different narratives betray not only different goals and aspirations, but also cite different facts and interpret the same facts differently. Hence the job of narrative inquiry is to parse the competing narratives to understand the substantive contest over aspirations and facts.

Keywords

Public policy discourse Ambiguity Uncertainty Facts Goals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public AdministrationFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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