Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91104
Authors: 
Abreu, Luiz Eduardo
da Silva, Frederico A. Barbosa
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1730
Abstract (Translated): 
Public policy studies in Brazil strongly rely on sociological, historical or rational choice neo-institutionalisms. A forth 'newest new institutionalism' argues that ideas and discourse matter, meaning they play a paramount role in politics. The concept of narratives may provide insights into the daily routine of public institutions that remain unperceived by 'older new-institutionalisms'. It also helps to develop one's sensibility to what people say into a more conspicuous representation of what that really means. Numbers, norms, and official or unofficial discourses only make sense as parts of broader, although unsettled narratives.
Subjects: 
narratives
discourse
discursive institucionalism
new institucionalism
public policies
JEL: 
Z18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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