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Why Institutions Matter : The New Institutionalism in Political Science

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This 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 14mm | 260g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • biography
  • 0333929543
  • 9780333929544
  • 476,517

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'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, USAshow more

About Vivien Lowndes

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.show more

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.show more

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