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Institutional Change and Globalization
     

Institutional Change and Globalization

by John L. Campbell
 

ISBN-10: 0691089213

ISBN-13: 9780691089218

Pub. Date: 07/26/2004

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book is about institutional change, how to recognize it, when it occurs, and the mechanisms that cause it to happen. It is the first book to identify problems with the "new institutional analysis," which has emerged as one of the dominant approaches to the study of organizations, economic and political sociology, comparative political economy, politics, and

Overview

This book is about institutional change, how to recognize it, when it occurs, and the mechanisms that cause it to happen. It is the first book to identify problems with the "new institutional analysis," which has emerged as one of the dominant approaches to the study of organizations, economic and political sociology, comparative political economy, politics, and international relations.

The book confronts several important problems in institutional analysis, and offers conceptual, methodological, and theoretical tools for resolving them. It argues that the paradigms of institutional analysis—rational choice, organizational, and historical institutionalism—share a set of common analytic problems. Chief among them: failure to define clearly what institutional change is; failure to specify the mechanisms responsible for institutional change; and failure to explain adequately how "ideas" other than self-interests affect institutional change.

To demonstrate the utility of his tools for resolving the problems of institutional analysis, Campbell applies them to the phenomenon of globalization. In doing so, he not only corrects serious misunderstandings about globalization, but also develops a new theory of institutional change. This book advances the new institutional analysis by showing how the different paradigms can benefit from constructive dialogue and cross-fertilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691089218
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix
List of Tables xi
Preface xiii
CHAPTER ONE
Problems of Institutional Analysis 1
CHAPTER TWO
The Problem of Change 31
CHAPTER THREE
The Problem of Mechanisms 62
CHAPTER FOUR
The Problem of Ideas 90
CHAPTER FIVE
The Problem of Globalization 124
CHAPTER SIX
Where Do W Go from Here? 172
APPENDIX
Analysis of Tax Levels and Structures for Country Subgroups 191
References 205
Index 239

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