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Institutionalism (Sage Library of Political Science)

Institutionalism (Sage Library of Political Science)

By: Jon Pierre (editor), B. Guy Peters (editor)Hardback

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Institutional explanations have been, and continue to be, one of the most important means of understanding the choices made by governments and other actors in society. This four volume set brings together a collection of the key readings in institutional theory and its applications to political phenomena. Although the principal focus of these readings is on institutional theory based in political science, articles from other disciplines that have been central to the development of theory in this discipline, or that have substantial relevance for political phenomena, have also been included. Forming part of the SAGE Library of Political Science, this set contains a substantial overall introduction and conclusion as well as shorter introductions to each Part. It is an essential purchase for social science libraries around the world. Part I - Institutionalisms, Old and New Part II - The Revival of Institutionalism Part III - Approaches to Institutionalism Part IV - Applications of Institutionalism Part V - Theoretical Problems Part VI - Institutionalism as Methodology Part VII - Critiques of Institutionalism Part VIII - Conclusion

About Author

B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written extensively in the areas of public administration and public policy, both for the United States and comparatively. Among his recent publications are the Handbook of Public Administration and The Quest for Control: Politicization of the Public Service. I am a research professor in the department of political science, University of Gothenburg. I am also adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Nordland University in Bodo, Norway. I have held numerous overseas visiting appointments, most recently at the City University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne and University of Auckland.


PART ONE: INSTITUTIONALISMS, OLD AND NEWInstitutionalism 'Old' and 'New' - Philip SelznickInstitutionalism Reconsidered - David E ApterPolitical Structure Revived - David EastonUnderstanding Radical Organizational Change - Royston Greenwood and C R Hinings Bringing Together the Old and the New InstitutionalismPART TWO: THE REVIVAL OF INSTITUTIONALISMThe New Institutionalism - James G March and Johan P Olsen Organizational Factors in Political LifeTheoretical Decay and Theoretical Development - Karen L Remmer The Resurgence of Institutional AnalysisThe Theoretical Core of the New Institutionalism - Ellen ImmergutPART THREE: APPROACHES TO INSTITUTIONALISMA. General TreatmentsPolitical Science and the Three New Institutionalisms - Peter A Hall and Rosemary C R TaylorInstitutional Theories and Public Institutions - J-C Thoenig Traditions and AppropriatenessInstitutions and Rationality in Politics - J Kato Three Varieties of Neo-InstitutionalistsWhat Is an Institution? - John R SearleB. Normative AnalysisInstitutional Perspectives on Political Institutions - James G March and Johan P OlsenInstitutions and Their Design - Robert E GoodinThe Ambiguity of Appropriateness - Tom Christensen and Kjell Arne RovikC. Rational ChoiceImplications from the Disequilibrium of Majority Rule for the Study of Institutions - William H RikerPolitical Institutions - Terry Moe The Neglected Side of the StoryAn Agenda for the Study of Institutions - Elinor OstromD. HistoricalApproaches to the State - Stephen Krasner Alternative Conceptions and Historical DynamicsIncreasing Returns, Path Dependence and the Study of Politics - Paul PiersonThe Politics of Path Dependency - B Guy Peters, Jon Pierre and Desmond S King Conflict in Historical InstitutionalismE. EmpiricalInstitutions, Veto Points and Policy Results - Ellen Immergut A Comparative Analysis of Health CareAssessing the Effects of Institutions - R Kent Weaver and Bert A RockmanDemocracies - Arend Lijphart Forms, Performance and Constitutional EngineeringInstitutions and Environmental Performance in Seventeen Western Democracies - Lyle A ScruggsF. SociologicalInstitutionalizing Organizations - John W Meyer and Brian Rowan Formal Structure as Myth and CeremonyProlegomena to a Theory of Social Institutions - Talcott ParsonsCommentary - James S Coleman Social Institutions and Social TheoryThe Iron Cage Revisited - Paul J Dimaggio and Walter Powell Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational FieldsEconomic Institutions as Social Constructions - Mark Granovetter A Framework for AnalysisPath Dependence in Historical Sociology - James MahoneyG. EconomicsShared Mental Models - Arthur T Denzau and Douglas C North Ideologies and InstitutionsBounded Rationality, Institutions and Uncertainty - David DequechOn the Evolutionary Character of North's Idea of Institutional Change - Michael ZouboulakisPART FOUR: APPLICATIONS OF INSTITUTIONALISMA. LegislaturesThe Institutionalization of the US House of Representatives - Nelson W PolsbyLegislative Institutionalization - David Judge A Bent Analytical Arrow?The Power of the European Parliament as a Conditional Agenda Setter - George TsebelisB. Political ExecutivesThe Institutionalization of the American Presidency, 1924-92 - Lyn Ragsdale and John J TheisGovernmentalizing Central Executives in Post-Communist Europe - Klaus H Goetz and Hellmut Wollmann A Four-Country ComparisonC. BureaucracyHow Bureaucratic Structure Matters - Morten Egeberg An Organizational PerspectiveModeling Operational Decision-Making in Public Organizations - Tanya Heikkila and Kimberley R Isett An Integration of Two Institutional TheoriesD. CourtsA Political Regimes Approach to the Analysis of Legal Decisions - Cornell W Clayton and David A MayE. Parties and Interest GroupsInstitutionalization - Angelo PanebiancoA 'New Institutional' Perspective on Policy Networks - Jens Blom-HansenF. DemocratizationDisequilibrium Institutions and Pluralist Democracy - Josep M ColomerInstitutions, Path Dependence and Democratic Consolidation - Gerard AlexanderG. FederalismThe Joint Decision Trap - Fritz Scharpf Lessons from German Federalism and European IntegrationH. International RelationsThe Anatomy of Autonomy - Jonas Tallberg An Institutional Account of Variation in Supranational InfluenceNew Institutionalism and the Governance of the Single Market - Simon BulmerTaking Institutions Seriously - John Vogler How Regime Analysis Is Relevant to Multilevel Environmental GovernanceNorms, Culture and World Politics - Martha Finnemore Insights from Sociology's InstitutionalismI. Public PolicyDo Institutions Really Matter? Taxation in Industrial Democracies - Sven Steinmo and Caroline J TolbertHow Fragmentation Can Improve Co-Ordination - Philipp Genschel Setting Standards in International TelecommunicationsAltered States - Andrew P Cortell and Susan Peterson Explaining Domestic Institutional ChangePART FIVE: THEORETICAL PROBLEMSA. Creating InstitutionsInstitutional Design in Democratic Contexts - Johan P OlsenThe Limits of Design - Paul Pierson Explaining Institution Origins and ChangeB. Institutionalization and DeinstitutionalizationBureaucracy, Bureaucratization and Debureaucratization - S N EisenstadtPolitical Development and Political Decay - Samuel P HuntingtonThe Antecedents of Deinstitutionalization - Christine OliverC. Institutional ChangePolitics and Institutionalism - Elisabeth S Clemens and James M Cook Explaining Durability and Change'Seek and Ye Shall Find!' - Christoph Knill and Andrea Lenschow Linking Different Perspectives on Institutional ChangeIdeas, Institutions and Political Order - Robert C Lieberman Explaining Political ChangeInstitutional Stability and Change - Johannes Lindner Two Sides of the Same CoinD. Organizations and InstitutionsOrganizations versus Institutions - E L KhalilThe Adolescence of Institutional Theory - W Richard ScottInstitutional Theories of Organizations - Lynne G ZuckerPART SIX: INSTITUTIONALISM AS METHODOLOGYInstitutionalism as Methodology - Daniel Diermeier and Keith KrehbielStudying Institutions - Kenneth A Shepsle Some Lessons from the Rational Choice ApproachPART SEVEN: CRITIQUES OF INSTITUTIONALISMNine Questions to a Neo-Institutional Theory in Political Science - Ove K PedersenCultural Theory and the New Institutionalism - Gunnar Grendstad and Per SelleThe Compatibility of Behaviouralism, Rational Choice and 'New Institutionalism' - Keith DowdingRoles, Rules and Rationality in the New Institutionalism - Donald D SearingAppropriateness and Consequences - Kjell Goldmann The Logic of Neo-InstitutionalismStructure, Agency and Historical Institutionalism - Colin Hay and Daniel WincottPART EIGHT: CONCLUSION

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1784
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  • ISBN10: 1412928753

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