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    DescriptionThis important new text provides a broad-ranging introduction to the 'new' institutional theories which have become increasingly influential in recent years and gives an assessment of their application and utility in political analysis.

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    Why Institutions Matter
    The New Institutionalism in Political Science
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vivien Lowndes, By (author) Mark Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    ISBN 13: 9780333929544
    ISBN 10: 0333929543

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 320
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    BIC subject category V2: GTN
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    DC22: 320
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, POL016000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: JF51 .L94 2013
    Thema V1.0: JPA, GTV
    Illustrations note
    4 black & white tables, 1 figures
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    07 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Vivien Lowndes is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Nottingham, UK. Mark Roberts is a Research Fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.
    Review quote
    'In this powerful new text, Vivien Lowndes and Mark Roberts put forward a conception of institutionalism that is more comprehensive, integrative and analytically insistent than anything to date. Both those committed to an institutionalist approach, and those who are not, will benefit greatly from this study, which is likely to become an essential point of reference in the literature.' - Andrew MacIntyre, Australian National University 'Well-crafted, readable, and eminently teachable, there is no other text that gives students a handle on this increasingly core subject in political science like this. With a wealth of concrete examples it covers the key elements of, and theoretical perspectives on, the study of institutions in a way that will be ideally suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates alike.' - Robert Pekkanen, University of Washington, USA
    Table of contents
    1. Why Study Institutions? 2. Three Phases of Institutionalism 3. Rules, Practices and Narratives 4. Power and Agency 5. Institutional Change 6. Institutional Diversity 7. Institutional Design 8. Conclusion