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The Theory of Institutional Design

The Theory of Institutional Design

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Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit, Bruce Talbot Coram, John S. Dryzek, Russell Hardin, David Luban, Claus Offe, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Rudolf Klein, Geoffrey Brennan
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  • Date Published: January 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521471190

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  • Problems of institutional design and redesign, structuring and restructuring, acquired particular poignancy through recent developments from eastern Europe to southern Africa. At the same time, scholars in each of several disciplines--political science, sociology, history and philosophy--have increasingly come to appreciate the important independent role that is, and should be, played by institutional factors in social life. In this volume, disparate theories of institutional design given by each of those several disciplines are synthesized and their peculiar power illustrated.

    • An extensive introduction to 'new institutionalism' across a range of disciplines - politics, sociology, economics, and philosophy
    • A collection of leading scholars in the field from across the world
    • Mixes theory and examples, both within and across chapters
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    "The insights emerging from these additional areas of research have important implications for the types of work in political science and economics that are represented in these volumes, especially on issues of individual motivation and social context." Jack Knight, American Political Science

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    • Date Published: January 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521471190
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 163 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Notes on contributors
    1. Institutions and their design Robert E. Goodin
    2. Institutional design and rational choice Philip Pettit
    3. Second best theories and institutional design: a note on statics and dynamics Bruce Talbot Coram
    4. The informal logic of institutional design John S. Dryzek
    5. Institutional morality Russell Hardin
    6. The publicity principle David Luban
    7. Designing institutions in East European transitions Claus Offe
    8. Political deals institutional settings Kenneth A. Shepsle
    9. Self-inventing institutions: institutional design and the UK welfare state Rudolf Klein
    10. Selection and the currency of reward Geoffrey Brennan.

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    Robert E. Goodin, Australian National University, Canberra

    Contributors

    Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit, Bruce Talbot Coram, John S. Dryzek, Russell Hardin, David Luban, Claus Offe, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Rudolf Klein, Geoffrey Brennan

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