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Higher education governance as language games: a Wittgensteinian case study of the breakdown of governance at the London School of Economics 2004–2011

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This paper calls for a more detailed study of social practices in the analysis of governance failures. Using the Woolf report on the breakdown of governance at the London School of Economics as a case study and Wittgenstein’s notion of language games as an analytic lens, the author argues that widely used institutional and structural theories of governance are necessary but not sufficient to explain how governance works and why it fails. It is also necessary to understand, through a detailed ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/hequ.12064

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Higher Education Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
2
Pages:
193-213
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
1468-2273
ISSN:
0951-5224
URN:
uuid:d081d3d9-5a28-4234-b1b5-5673cb3baa68
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505552
Local pid:
pubs:505552

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