Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe
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Governance and Political Entrepreneurship in Europe

Promoting Growth and Welfare in Times of Crisis

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Charlotte Silander and Daniel Silander

The economic crisis has had severe and negative impacts on the EU over the last decade. This book focuses on a neglected dimension by examining European political entrepreneurship in times of economic crisis with particular emphasis on EU member-states, institutions and policies. The main focus is on the role that the political entrepreneur can play in promoting entrepreneurship and growth. It is argued that the political entrepreneur and political entrepreneurship can positively influence the conditions for entrepreneurial activity and business.
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Chapter 2: Political entrepreneurs as actors in governance networks: conceptualising political entrepreneurs through the actor-network approach

Elin Wihlborg

Abstract

Chapter 2 extended the concept of political entrepreneurship by adding the sociological literature of actor–network theory to enhance the actor-oriented analysis of political entrepreneurship. This contributes to the understanding of how political entrepreneurs can be included in the analysis of policy networks and how an analysis of political entrepreneurs needs to include a network analysis. Actor–network theory extends the meanings of actors, stating that they can only be understood in relation to the network. In a similar way, the network is nothing without its actors. Furthermore, by adding an analysis of power, actor–network theory helps to highlight how actors have the power to influence the consequences of the policy processes.

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