The Theory of Institutional Design

The Theory of Institutional Design

by Robert E. Goodin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521636434

ISBN-13: 9780521636438

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780521636438
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Theories of Institutional Design Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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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