Governing and Knowledge: theorising the relationship

  • Jenny OzgaEmail author
Part of the Educational Governance book series (EDUGOV, volume 43)


This paper discusses governing and knowledge and their interrelationship with a focus on governing that prioritises what actors do and what they think, how political actors understand governing problems, and the knowledge that they draw on in attempting policy solutions to these problems. It highlights the knowledge-based resources and artefacts available for governing work, including policy technologies, regulatory instruments and performance data but also discusses the instability and tension created in drawing knowledge into a closer relationship with governing as different knowledges (for example the embodied knowledge of professional practitioners) may disrupt or dilute data-based expert analyses of policy problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ShropshireGroßbritannien

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