I am walking around the park pretty much every morning now, with my backpack (weights, books) and journal articles in hand.
And things are coming together on this (though they probably could have earlier. So it goes). And two mundane epiphanies that will mean nothing to anyone except me and my supervisors (who I assume do not read this blog).
a) this thesis is simply an investigation of collective contrapreneurship at the field-level, distributed maintenance work with a dash of ‘creative’ and defensive’ (trust me, this does actually make sense).
b) policy entrepreneurship in the Multiple Streams Approach is simply institutional work based only/primarily the regulative pillar of a field. Institutional entrepreneurship is work on the normative and cultural-cognitive pillars (Scott, 2005) (as well as the regulative one). These aren’t much on display in the first two windows I look at, but become A Thing (as the young people say) in the third and fourth windows.
c) maintenance/defensive work is just trying to shore up the (one or more of the) three pillars of an institutional logic/set of institutional logics.
d) my theatres of power triangles could usefully be configured in terms of convening and partaking and collective entrepreneurial/contrapreneurial work within a field, with sub-fields interacting…